Ukraine And Russia Agree To Receive African Peace Delegation

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to meet with a group of African leaders who will be presenting both sides with a potential peace plan. Ramaphosa said, “My discussions with the two leaders demonstrated that they are both ready to receive the African leaders and to have discussion on how this conflict can be brought to an end.”  The African countries of Senegal, Uganda, Egypt, the Republic of the Congo, and Zambia also back the peace initiative. The U.S. and U.K. expressed “cautious” support for the initiative and the U.N. Secretary General has been briefed.  South Africa recently rejected claims by the U.S. Ambassador that South Africa provided weapons to Russia, even as AP News reports that the chief of the South African Army is currently in Moscow.