MONUSCO encourages Rwanda to work with the E-JVM to investigate reported “bombings”
Kinshasa, 17 July 2013 – Yesterday government sources in Rwanda, reflected in national and international media, reported on "deliberate bombings" of Rwandan territory that would have originated from the DRC.
MONUSCO, while on high alert in view of the intense fighting triggered by M-23 attacks on FARDC positions, has not fired any weapon on 15 July which is the date these "bombings" would have occurred.
MONUSCO encourages the government of Rwanda to work through the Expanded Joint Verification mechanism E-JVM – of which Rwanda is a member - to further investigate the circumstances of this event.
Note to the editors:
The Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (E-JVM) was launched in September 2012 in Goma. It is a technical body, comprising military experts from both DRC and Rwanda, as well as other ICGLR countries and supported by the African Union and the UN, to address DRC-Rwanda border security issues, amongst other tasks.