The Sunday Review
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC( Tuesday Denounced Rwanda’s accusation that a Congolese fighter jet violated Rwandan Airspace alleging that the aircraft was targeted by Rwandan Forces in a “deliberate act of aggression that amounts to an act of war.”
Rwanda’s government communications office released a statement Tweet Tuesday, which stated: “Today at 5:03 pm, a Sukhoi-25 from DR Congo violated Rwanda airspace for the third time. Defensive measures were taken. Rwanda asks the DRC to stop this aggression.”
A later decree was issued by the Congolese government statement disputing Kigali’s version of Events alleging that the jet Was “attacked while it was beginning its landing on the runway of Goma’s international airport.”
“The Rwandan fire was directed at a Congolese aircraft, flying inside Congolese territory. It did not fly over Rwandan airspace. The aircraft landed without major material damage.”
You can continue to hear it. “the Government considers this umpteenth attack by Rwanda to be a deliberate act of aggression that amounts to an act of war” With the “sole objective of sabotaging” Continued efforts to restore peace and stability in the eastern region DRCIn, a rebellion has fractured relations between both countries.
The Sunday Review is unable to independently verify the validity of either version. of events.
Video shared on social media in Congo showed a projectile firing at an airborne military aircraft, then exploding near the plane. The plane continued flying. The Sunday Review couldn’t immediately confirm the video.
Rwanda The Congolese government and the United Nations accuse him. of The notoriously armed M23 rebels group is being supported in the violent insurgency that it has launched in eastern Europe. DRCKigali denies.
In November, regional leaders reached an agreement under which the Tutsi led group would be required to leave recently taken positions by January 15. of Fighting has forced at least 450,000 people from their homes.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said last week The rebels were still not entirely out of those regions.
This December Rwanda said Another fighter jet From Congo, briefly violated The air space is its.
A briefly, unarmed Congolese warplane also landed at the airport Rwandan Airport in November, while on a reconnaissance mission close to the border. This was what Congo claimed was an accident.