MOSCOW, September 15. /TASS/. There are no Russian military servicemen in Mali and no official talks on their presence are underway, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Wednesday.
"There are no representatives of the Russian armed forces there and no official negotiations are in progress," he said.
Asked if the Kremlin had any information about negotiations between the authorities of Mali and the private military company Wagner, Peskov said that no such information was at his disposal.
The armed conflict in Mali between government forces and militants from various groups of separatists and Islamists flared up at the beginning of 2012. Largely it was provoked by the worsening of the situation in Libya after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.