Fierce fighting has been raging amid the rebel M23 cluster, which has been trying for weeks with the military to take control of certain areas in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In a statement, KDC President Felix Tshisekedi expressed that there is no doubt that Rwanda supports the rebel cluster called the March 23 Movement (M23) on its territory.
Felix Tshisekedi emphasized that he seeks peaceful ties with Rwanda and underlined that the wish for peace should not be perceived as weakness.
Rwanda, which denies the accusations, claims that the KDC dropped bombs on its territory and injured civilians.
TROUBLES IN THE MIDDLE OF TWO COUNTRIES ‘BASED ON THE KASIKA MASSACRE’
According to the United Nations (UN) report, on the night of August 24, 1998, more than 1000 civilians, many women and children, were killed and thousands were injured in the raid of Rwandan soldiers in the KDC town of Kasika.
Former Rwandan soldiers who settled near Kasika after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda are shown as responsible for the Kasika Massacre.
Violence continues to occur in the eastern KDC, South Kivu, North Kivu and Kasika regions today.