Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said that Russia considers it important not to allow further degradation of the situation in Niger, which can be resolved only through national dialog.

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“We trust that vigorous, mediatory efforts will be made to help the society of Niger to overcome the crisis through the African Union and sub-regional organizations. We express the hope that the people of Niger will be able to successfully overcome this difficult period in their history. We aim to further develop the whole range of mutually beneficial bilateral ties,” added Zakharova.

Russian Foreign Ministry no Longer Condemns the Coup in Niger

These words indicate the U-turn in Russian rhetoric regarding the coup in Niger. This change probably reveals Russian Federation plans to support new Niger military government, like it was in the case of Mali and Burkina Faso.