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Russia sends 300 more military instructors to Central African Republic

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Russia has sent an extra 300 military instructors to the Central African Republic at the request of the country’s leadership to help counter a surge in violence by rebel groups ahead of Sunday’s election, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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Officials and a security source in Bangui said earlier on Monday that Rwanda and Russia had sent troops and supplies.

The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that the opposition and armed groups were trying to destabilize the situation with the help of external forces.

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