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Mali says it may ask Russia for 'help' given current security situation

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By Reuters

MOSCOW – Mali may ask Russia for “help” given its current security situation, Mali’s foreign minister said on Thursday during a trip to Moscow.

“We are now in such a difficult situation that we may turn to our friend (Russia) for help,” minister Abdoulaye Diop told a news conference in French through a Russian interpreter. “The very existence of the Malian state is under threat.”