Russia's attempts to find allies on different continents of the world continue. This time they staked on the south of Africa.
ThisChannel 24 was told by Ukrainian diplomat, former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia. He is convinced that Russian diplomacy is very inefficient.
It became known that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov went on a visit to the Republic of South Africa.
Deshchitsa noted that Russia's attempts to find at least some allies are due to the fact that the number of countries that previously supported Russia is constantly decreasing.
Lavrov will try to show that Russian diplomacy is still alive, but I would say that this is a dying effort,” the diplomat added.
He stressed that these efforts have no response either from the countries of potential allies, or from countries that have traditionally supported Russia. In particular, this can be seen in the voting for UN resolutions in support of Ukraine.
Note! On January 23, the Ukrainian diaspora in the Republic of South Africa came out to protest against the arrival of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Protesters gathered outside the Department of International Relations and Cooperation with eloquent posters and slogans.
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African countries are on the side of Ukraine
Deshchytsia noted that Ukrainian diplomacy would actively oppose it.
Lavrov followed the path of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who visited African countries last month and received strong support after that in the voting, the diplomat said.
African countries that have traditionally supported Ukraine is now being transferred to the pro-Ukrainian camp, the speaker stressed. So, for example, Morocco handed over its tanks to Ukraine.
Russia is looking for allies: the last
- In Iran, an official officially stated that Iran buys Su-35 aircraft from Russia. The first fighters in the country are expected early next year.
- Russia is seeking to obtain ballistic missiles from Iran. Iranian missiles have a different principle of operation than Russian ones and that is why they are more dangerous.
- Oleg Rybachuk, head of the Center for Joint Actions analytical and advocacy organization, noted that India buys oil from Russia for half the price, in fact, at cost. However, there is no talk of backing Russia in the war.