On Saturday, African leaders are expected to arrive in Russia's second largest city St. Petersburg for talks with the country's President Vladimir Putin.
The trip of the African leaders to Kiev and St. Petersburg is part of the peace initiative promoted by six African countries and international mediators aimed at a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, called Africa's initiative "the historic mission in a quest for peace," adding that one of the key elements is to listen to the positions of Zelensky and Putin.
Ramaphosa also noted that he wants to hold a separate meeting with Russian President Putin to discuss the upcoming BRICS summit.
The African high-profile delegation to Kiev included South African President Ramaphosa, Egypt's Prime Minister Mustafa Madbuly, Senegal's President Macky Sall, President of the Union of Comoros Azali Assoumani, and Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema.
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