What are Vladimir Putin's mercenaries doing in West Africa?

When a cargo plane containing four helicopters and a large consignment of military hardware touched down in the capital of Mali last month, observers raised an eyebrow. The kit was definitely from Russia – but was this the Russian army, or something else?

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Guest: Roger Boyes, diplomatic editor, The Times.

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