MOSCOW, 5 March – RIA Novosti. Moscow hopes for an early stabilization of the situation in Senegal, recommends that Russians in the republic avoid crowded places, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
On the night of March 4-5, in Dakar, its suburbs and other cities of the country (Ziguinchor, Rufisk, Saint-Louis), demonstrations and mass demonstrations took place, resulting in arson, acts of vandalism and looting in relation to private and municipal property, as well as violent clashes with the police, gendarmerie and law enforcement.
“According to preliminary information, there are human casualties. The opposition announces its intentions to continue speaking over the coming weekend. Russian citizens in Dakar and other cities are strongly advised to avoid crowded places, without special need not to leave areas of residence, not to visit suburbs and disadvantaged metropolitan districts “, – said in the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We hope for the earliest possible stabilization of the internal political situation in Senegal, the cessation of acts of violence and the return of the situation in the country to the legal field,” the Russian diplomatic service emphasized.