A batch of ten BRDM-2 armored personnel carriers arrived in Central African Republic on Thursday.
“The first batch of the vehicles has been delivered. Another ten are due to arrive on October 20. This is Russia’s gift to the Central African Republic,” a staffer of the Russian embassy in the CAR was quoted as saying by TASS on Thursday.
The APCs were delivered from Russia by an Antonov-124 Ruslan cargo plane. There was a parade at the airport reviewed by CAR President Faustine-Archange Touadera.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said in a statement that the supply of military vehicles would help enhance security ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections due on December 27.