Rwanda Warns Congo of More Serious Reprisals if The Latter Launches An Attack On Its Territory

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Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Vincent Biruta has warned the neighbouring country, against attacks, following the firing shells across the border, which occurred in May this year, by the Democratic Republic of Congo

Vincent Biruta, disclosed this, in a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, 1st of June, 2022.

According to the Minister, if attacks continue, the Rwanda would not sit idly by, adding that, its Government has the right to respond to securing the country, as well as protecting the security of its citizens.

Biruta noted that, Congo had summoned Rwanda’s Ambassador and suspended Rwanda Air Flights to Congo last weekend in response to what, it said was Kigali’s support for M23 rebels carrying out a military offensive in her eastern borderlands.

Rwanda, however, denied the claims and had, in turn, accused Congo’s army of fighting alongside the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed group founded by Ethnic Hutus who fled Rwanda after partaking in the 1994 genocide.

It would also be recalled that, the M23 insurgency stems from the long fallout of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.


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