Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to UN, Peter Ilichev on Tuesday 10th November emphasized the importance stepping up efforts in the war against Al Shabaab by building the ‘potential and capability of Somalia’s security agencies as well as the AMISOM troops.
He cited the current tense situation of Somalia both politically pending the 2016 elections as well the volatile security status that more often than not spills over to her neighbors.
Russian Diplomat has emphasized the need for more involvement both material and technical assistance to the current al Shabaab crisis in Somalia during a UN Security Council special session. Through her Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Peter Ilichev, Russia has echoed the need to increase the UN support to neutralize the current tense military and political climate in Somalia.
Somalia is expected to hold general elections in 2016 thus a lot of political tensions have started to be felt doubled up with the threat posed by the al Qaeda arm based in the country Harakat al Shabaab all Mujahedeen.
Russia has portrayed intolerance towards the terror network globally evidenced by the huge numbers of indiscriminate airstrikes against the Islamic State Takfiri. Russia raised concerned over likely and possible coordination between the Somali militants and other African terror groups that could not only pose regional threat but also Africa as a whole.
The UN has however increased its support that was previously rendered to the AMISOM troops to include the Somalia security agencies to equip them best for when the peacekeepers withdraw from Somalia.