Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leaders of a number of African states who arrived in St. Petersburg to negotiate possible ways to resolve the situation around Ukraine. - Sputnik Africa

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On June 16, a delegation of African leaders held talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as part of the continent's peace mission to end hostilities in the region. Now the leaders are going ahead with their trip to Russia to listen to the other side.
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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18:30 17.06.2023
Putin Stated That Russia Had Right Under UN Charter to Recognize Donbass' Republics First as Independent And Then to Assist by Protecting Them
18:20 17.06.2023
Putin Shows African Delegation Agreement on Security Guarantees And Peace for Ukraine, Which Was Agreed Upon by Sides Last March
18:19 17.06.2023
Putin: Of 31.7 Million Tons of Grain From Ports of Ukraine, Only 936,000 Tons Were Sent to Africa During Entire Period of Grain Deal, Which is 3.1% of Total
18:17 17.06.2023
It Was Leadership of Ukraine Who Said They Would Never Negotiate With Russia, Putin Stresses
18:13 17.06.2023
Russia Never Rejected Idea of Talks: Putin
18:13 17.06.2023
Crisis in International Food Market is Not Caused by Current Conflict in Ukraine, But is Result by Western Countries Who Conducted Large Money Issuing During COVID-19 Pandemic, Abusing Positions of Market Monopolists, Putin Says
18:11 17.06.2023
Putin Reiterates to African Delegation That It Was Kiev Regime Which Unleashed War in Ukraine in 2014
18:06 17.06.2023
SA Ramaphosa: African Peace Mission is Historic, Africa Was Never Engaged in Missions of This Sort Before
18:04 17.06.2023
African Mission Believes in Existence of Common Positions Between Russia and Ukraine That Can End Conflict: Ramaphosa
18:03 17.06.2023
Ramaphosa: Post-Conflict Reconstruction is Needed, Peace Delegation Hopes to See 'Certain Processes' to Bring Parties of Conflict Closer
18:01 17.06.2023
African Peace Mission Agrees That All Parties to Conflict Have Right to Guarantee Their Own Security, Ramaphosa Stresses
17:57 17.06.2023
SA President Cyril Ramaphosa: We Do Fairly Believe That Conflict Must Be Settled Through Diplomatic Means
17:54 17.06.2023
We Believe That It is Important to Preserve Ways For Dialogue in Order to Solve at Least Humanitarian Problems, Such as Prisoners of War Exchange, Sall Says
17:52 17.06.2023
Senegal's President Macky Sall: Africa is Extremely Concerned About Problem of Food Supply Due to Ukrainian Crisis, Putin Expressed His Willingness to Help Resolve This Problem
17:50 17.06.2023
Africa's Mediation is Peace Mediation, Current Mission Aims to Prevent Similar Crises as in Ukraine, Assoumani Says
17:47 17.06.2023
President of Union of Comoros Assoumani: African Union Trying to Find Peace Not Only on African Continent, But Throughout World
17:42 17.06.2023
Russia Supports Africa's Independent & Sovereign Policy, Putin Says
17:41 17.06.2023
Putin: Comprehensive Development of Ties With Africa in Friendly Manner, as Well as With African Union, is Priority For Russia
16:56 17.06.2023
Putin Meets With African Leaders in St. Petersburg
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Putin Meets With African Leaders in St. Petersburg
16:10 17.06.2023
African Delegation Members Arrive at Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg to Meet With Putin