The Rwandan government has warned neighboring DR Congo against any further violations of its airspace.
The statement follows an incident in which a Sukhoi-25 fighter jet from the DRC violated the Rwandan airspace along Lake Kivu in the Western Province at midday on Wednesday.
“Rwandan authorities have once again protested to the DRC Government against the violations of Rwanda airspace by the DRC fighter jets.
Today’s incident is one in a series of provocations, including a similar airspace violation that occurred on 7 November 2022, when a DRC fighter jet of the same type briefly touched down at Rubavu Airport before flying back to DRC,” Rwanda said in a statement Wednesday warning, ”
These repeated violations are against the spirit of Luanda and Nairobi peace initiatives.”
Rwanda says the “authorities in the DRC seem to be emboldened by consistent coddling by some in the international community who repeatedly heap blame on Rwanda for any and all ills in the DRC, while ignoring the transgressions originating from the DRC.”
These provocations must stop, Rwanda warned.