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President of Kenya: Russian war against Ukraine must be stopped

Mar 29, 2023

Russia's war against Ukraine should be stopped, and the positions of individual African countries on this issue should not be equated with the position of the whole of Africa.


This was stated by Kenyan President William Ruto at a press conference in Berlin following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The war in Europe must end, aggression against Ukraine is not justified by anything," Ruto said. At the same time, he noted that the positions of individual countries should never be identified with the position of the whole of Africa.

According to Ruto, a threat to peace anywhere is a threat to peace everywhere.

He noted that his country's position is based on what its citizens believe in: respect for the UN Charter, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries, and a rules-based global society.

In turn, Olaf Scholz thanked Kenya for its position on Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine.

"This is a very clear, very courageous position, it is important for the security of the world," the German Chancellor said.

Read also: Scholz denies reports of Putin's desire to negotiate peace

It should be noted that in November last year (when it was a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council), Kenya became one of four African countries that supported a resolution calling on Russia to pay reparations to Ukraine.

In mid-January this year, William Ruto had a telephone conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/03/2023

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