- The Ukrainian ambassador to South Africa has urged African countries to do more to pressure Russia into ending its invasion
- Liubov Abravitova met with Alan Winde, the Western Cape Premier and with John Steenhuisen, the leader of the Democratic Alliance
- Abravitova believes that African countries can do more to help end the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military
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JOHANNESBURG - Liubov Abravitova, the Ukrainian ambassador to South Africa has urged African countries to do more to help end the unprovoked Russian invasion of his country.
Abravitova met with Alan Winde, the Western Cape Premier and with John Steenhuisen, the leader of the Democratic Alliance.
She believes that a collective effort from African countries can help end the invasion and has urged South Africa particularly to play a more active role in ending the hostilities.
Cyril Ramaphosa calls Vladimir Putin amid Ukraine invasion, says Putin appreciates SA's peaceful approach
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Russia continues its advance on Kyiv
The Russian army continues its assault on Kyiv and international humanitarian organisations have warned of an "unimaginable tragedy". The western world has imposed a series of severe sanctions on Moscow in an attempt to pressure the Russian government into ending the invasion.
The invasion took place 16 days ago and the Russian army has not made the progress many believed it would and the invasion threatens to turn into an embarrassing moment for Vladimir Putin.
Artillery and airstrikes have reigned down upon civilians in besieged cities. Recently a children's hospital and maternity ward in the port city of Mariupol was his by Russian forces resulting in widespread condemnation and accusations of war crimes.
South African government must take sides in the Russian Ukrainian war, says Nelson Mandela Foundation
The Independent reported that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is not going well and compared it to Afghanistan but worse.
Ramaphosa chats to Putin amid war on Ukraine, SA has conflicting views
Earlier, Briefly News reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on Thursday, 10 March, exactly two weeks after Russian troops invaded Ukraine.
Amid the war on Ukraine, Ramaphosa re-emphasised his commitment to strengthening diplomatic ties with Russia.
In a series of social media posts, Ramaphosa stated that the telephone conversation between him and Putin helped him better understand the situation that has unfolded between Russia and Ukraine.
Source: Briefly News