Cheryl K. Chumley
February 22, 2013
Russia’s foreign ministry said the international community must ramp up its efforts and stop the tide of violence from rising in Mali.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for a more coordinated global response, along with U.N. Special Envoy to Mali, Romano Prodi, during a meeting in Moscow on Friday, the United International Press reports.
“It was agreed that a lack of control over the spread of weapons in the region after the Libya conflict has created the basis for an escalation in tensions throughout the Sahel region, Mr. Lavrov said, according to UPI.