The Malian government has asked Denmark to immediately withdraw a contingent of troops deployed in the country as part of an international counter-terrorism force.
According to the interim government, the deployment of about 90 Danish soldiers had taken place without its consent.
The Danish government says it’s in touch with the government in Bamako and is working intensely to clarify the situation, the BBC reports.
There’s been widespread international concern about the reported deployment of mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner group in Mali.
The government has denied their presence, saying Russian trainers were in the country to support the national army.