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Russia Offers Help to Transport French Troops to Mali

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MOSCOW, January 20 (RIA Novosti) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Moscow has offered its help to Paris in transporting French troops and supplies to crisis-hit Mali.


"The Russians have proposed to provide means of transport for the French," Fabius said in the interview with Europe 1 radio on Sunday.


The Russian Foreign Ministry has not made official comment on the statement, which was made following Saturday’s phone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his French counterpart.
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Interesting. Russia certainly has the heavy transports.
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Sound great at face value
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Hold on. Does the French actually need help in transportation? If so, have they approached US or NATO? Twenty-five hundred troops doesn't sound like moving heaven and earth. What am I missing here?
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The Geo-politics...
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And finance, I've been told the budget for this op is good for a couple of weeks only -
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The US has already airlifted at least one French battalion into Mali.
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Canada will transport African troops to Mali...


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France Warns of 'disaster to which we'll have to respond'
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http://www.theprovince.com/news/Cana...056/story.html
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Australia will only offer humanitarian assistance, no troops.



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January 17, 2013 2:18PM

AUSTRALIA may provide humanitarian support for Mali but will not send troops to defeat Islamist rebels in the African country, Defence Minister Stephen Smith says.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/b...-1226555924171
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The UK has lent France 2 C17 Transports and David Cameron has said there could be further assistance with transport and surveillance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21136882
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IIRC, heavy long range transports cost hundreds (?) of dollars per hour to operate over and above the fuel costs. Northern Mali being essentially the middle of nowhere, any help is probably appreciated.

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I think I appreciate the logistic challenge. There's the France to Mali leg, plus the land part moving stuff out to the operating units, so lots of trucks, parts, fuel, etc being need and moved.

But getting a lot of helping hands into a complex logistics situation also sounds like the making of a royal f**k up.

So a bunch of Russian transports fly from Moscow to Paris. First thing upon landing is a request to the French for logistics support. Some help.
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If they mean this plane, it will be able a major role in the logistical support of the entire operation, considering the number of soldiers the French are going to send there. According to the Russian wiki page, it can take in up to 880 soldiers with full combat load

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-124
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Not only that but air-lifters like the AN-124 can normally land on much more austere airfields than the usual commercial aircraft.
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