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14 Jun, 2023 17:42

‘To shield the continent from Western pressure’: Why African leaders seek peace between Russia and Ukraine

Seven presidents are leading the mission to attempt to mediate an end to the hostilities
‘To shield the continent from Western pressure’: Why African leaders seek peace between Russia and Ukraine

In a bold diplomatic move, seven African heads of state are preparing to embark on a journey to Ukraine and Russia later this week, as they bid to engage their counterparts in both countries in peace talks. Coordinated by the Brazzaville Foundation, a renowned non-governmental organization specializing in conflict resolution, the African Peace Initiative delegation is scheduled to meet Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev on June 16, followed by a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg the next day.

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