CAR's Russian adviser tells rebels to give up their leaders

A KEY Russian adviser to the Central African Republic today urged rebels engaged in an offensive against President Faustin Archange Touadera to hand over their leaders.

“I’m making an appeal to members of the armed groups: the only way out for you is to handcuff your leaders and turn them over to the security forces,” said Valery Zakharov, who is Touadera’s national security adviser.