An initiative involving heads of state from Egypt, Uganda and Senegal has been proposed to Moscow and Kiev. Last week, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to host a peace mission from African leaders who are seeking to resolve the conflict between the two nations.
During a press briefing on Tuesday, Ramaphosa revealed he had talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky about the proposal.
My discussions with the two leaders demonstrated that they are both ready to receive the African leaders and to have a discussion on how this conflict can be brought to an end.
Whether that will succeed or not is going to depend on the discussions that will be held.
South Africa, which is part of the BRICS group of nations along with Brazil, Russia, India, and China, is among the countries that have refused to join the US-led campaign to sanction Moscow in response to the hostilities in Ukraine.
Earlier last week, Ramaphosa noted that South Africa had a tradition of non-alignment stemming from the Cold War. Throughout, we have been firm on this point: South Africa has not been, and will not be, drawn into a contest between global powers.
In his announcement, Ramaphosa said the leaders of Senegal, Uganda, and Egypt had agreed to participate in the initiative. The UN secretary general, the USA, and the UK had all been briefed on the idea, the South African leader added.
Several nations, including China, Brazil, and Türkiye, have offered assistance as mediators between Moscow and Kiev. However, Ukraine and its Western backers have insisted that Zelensky’s peace plan is the only viable path to resolve the conflict.
The Ukrainian proposal, which has been firmly rejected by Moscow, boils down to Russia conceding defeat, withdrawing from territories Kiev claims as its own, and paying reparations.
Ukraine also envisages assistance from the international community for reconstruction and security. The Russian government perceives the conflict in Ukraine as part of a wider proxy war waged against it by the USA and its allies, as they seek to protect their hegemony from an emerging multi-polar world.
Moscow has accused Washington and London of derailing Ankara-mediated peace talks with Kiev, which took place in the first months of the conflict and appeared to be on the verge of agreeing a truce.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2023.
So, according to Seymour Hersh, European leaders are secretly offering Zelensky money to end the war, Africa wants to end it to help their economy and fuel shortage, China wants to end it to trade with Europe and rumors are circulating that some in US gov want this to wrap up too. I don’t seriously think there is anyone in Washington that is stupid enough to really think Russia can be defeated. I have had a feeling for awhile that this war is going to come to unexpected end soon. Only one coming out stronger is Russia. The west better… Read more »
Unfortunately the same strategic and tactical blue print as how WW I and WW II were designed by the ones in control?
And of course you trust everything that comes out of the mouth of Zelensky a Puppet of the USA and Zionist ???– er NOoooo !!! -broke every peace talk- lies continually -just look at the “Grain Deal ” another complete LIE -deal; only for the EU not for Africa and Russia still blocked . No this is just one more devious/sly/manipulating action by the USA who wants to get back into Africa s good books after Africa gave it the “Bums Rush ” due to its earlier evil actions against the economies of Africa . Just one more “stringing Russia… Read more »
Russia must accept defeat and give back liberated land is the peace proposal of the Kiev junta?
Ukraine should take the peaceful middle-ground option of reconciliation and peace offered from any quarters of the globe be it Africa, China , India or EU and stop this loosing war immediately ! For that Cretin Zelensissy and Demented dying Biden need to have insight into the long term consequences of their actions !!! Already global geopolitics and economy have moved in favor of Russia spelling end of American hegemony ! Try to save some grace at least in the dying days of American Imperialism !