Through a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad said he learned, « with surprise », the publication, this Thursday, on the Facebook page of the Embassy of the Republic of Ukraine in Dakar, an appeal to foreign citizens to come to the aid of Ukraine with the support of a registration form. Thus, the services of Me Aissata Tall Sall have immediately invited Yurii Pyvovarov, Ambassador of Ukraine in Senegal, to the Ministry, for verification and authentication of this publication. But, according to the same source, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy in Dakar « has indeed confirmed the existence of the call and the registration of 36 volunteer candidates.
« In view of the seriousness of such facts, the Ministry has officially notified, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Senegal, a note verbale of protest strongly condemning this practice which constitutes a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, particularly with regard to the obligation to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State, » regretted the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He urged the Embassy to withdraw, immediately, the above-mentioned call and cease, without delay, any procedure of enrollment of persons of Senegalese or foreign nationality, from Senegalese territory. Otherwise, the head of Senegalese diplomacy insists, « the ministry reserves the right to take any decision that the situation calls for.
Aissata Tall Sall and her services also specify that « the recruitment of volunteers, mercenaries or foreign fighters on Senegalese territory is illegal and punishable by the law.