Military action against coup leaders in Niger would lead to a “protracted confrontation”, Russia has warned.

Russia Warns ECOWAS not to Take Military Action Against Niger

In a statement issued on Friday, Russia’s foreign ministry warned other West African nations not to send troops into Niger.

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It said: “We believe that a military solution to the crisis in Niger could lead to a protracted confrontation in that African country, and to a sharp destabilisation of the situation in the Sahara-Sahel region as a whole.”

At the same time, pro-government manifestations continue in Niger.