The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has firmly denounced the assault on peacekeepers by the Return, Reclamation, and Rehabilitation (3R) rebel group, which killed one Rwandan peacekeeper and two others injured, the UN News reported.
The @UN_CAR strongly condemns the death of a Rwandan 🇷🇼 peacekeeper following an attack on Monday by elements of the 3R in the NW #CAR 🇨🇫.— MINUSCA (@UN_CAR) July 13, 2020
2 peacekeepers were also injured. This criminal attack constitutes a new violation of the peace agreement by the 3R & its leader Abass Sidiki https://t.co/SygZ6vq3jK
For peace and nation’s progress, in February 2019, the 14 armed rebel groups, which include 3R and the African government, marked a Political Arrangement for Peace and Reconciliation. However, the assaults have continued to hamper the harmony in the country.
This criminal assault comprises another violation of the peace deal amid the 3R and its pioneer Abass Sidiki.MINUSCA, the UN mission in the country
The UN Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathies to the victim’s families, and also to the Government and people of Rwanda, as per the statement given by his office Spokesperson.
The assault against United Nations peacekeepers may establish as war crimes under international law, as per the UN Secretary-General. He asks the Central African Republic authorities to investigate the matter so that they are brought to justice soon “, he added.
He also reaffirmed that the United Nations will keep on supporting national endeavors to propel harmony and steadiness in the Central African Republic, working closely with the nation’s international allies.”
MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic, attempts to ensure the safety of all citizens, and the development continues smoothly.
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