The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced a few weeks ago the initiative of six African countries to seek peace in Ukraine without the withdrawal of Russian troops.
Leaders of South Africa, Egypt, Zambia, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Uganda will praise Ukraine start negotiations with Moscow even if Russian troops remain in territories that Kyiv considers their own.
The first thing is to end the war and then fight for a lasting peace framework, ie. said South African presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya.
The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced in mid-May the initiative of six African countries to seek peace in Ukraine.
In the coming days an African delegation will visit Moscow and Kyiv to discuss this plan.
However, from the Ukrainian side they reject any attempt to resolve the conflict that does not match their demands, which are basically aimed at the withdrawal of Moscow’s troops from the new Russian territories. The Kremlin, of course, this requirement is not acceptable.
In this regard, the ambassador of Ukraine to South Africa, Liubov Abravitova, conditioned any negotiations between the parties regarding the departure of the Russians from “internationally recognized borders,” she emphasized in statements to the agency Reuters
According to a US State Department spokesman, Washington would welcome any successful attempt to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his aggressive territorial war.
During the G7 summit held in the Japanese city of Hiroshima last weekend, the leaders of the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan and France they reiterated their unconditional support for kyiv.
They also made clear their only recognition of Volodymyr Zelenski’s plan to end the conflict.