According to the South African leader Putin and Zelensky have agreed to receive the peace mission. According to a story published on Tuesday by Reuters, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that his Russian and Ukrainian colleagues have agreed to host an African peace effort to settle the conflict for nearly 15 months.
Ramaphosa says, “My discussions with the two leaders [Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] demonstrated that they are both ready to receive the African leaders,” which is what Ramaphosa said.
According to RIA Novosti, he stated that the plan had the support of the leaders of Zambia, Senegal, Congo, Uganda, Egypt, and South Africa. This information was obtained from the Russian state-run news agency.
Reuters quoted Ramaphosa as adding that the African plan has been discussed with the United Nations Secretary-General, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
In addition, Ramaphosa mentioned that Washington and London provided “cautious” assistance.
The purpose of the visit by the African missions, which Ramaphosa told AFP would take place “as soon as possible,” is to “discuss how this conflict can be brought to an end.”
Ramaphosa has stated that the outcomes of the upcoming conversations will determine whether the endeavor is successful.
The leader of South Africa has stated that his nation takes no side in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The position that South Africa, a member of the International Criminal Court, has taken regarding the ICC’s warrant to arrest Vladimir Putin on charges of war crimes has been ambiguous.
This month, South African media cited government officials as saying that they would have “no choice” but to arrest Putin if he attended a forthcoming conference scheduled to take place in South Africa in August.
This Monday, the extreme left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters party, South Africa’s third-largest party, announced that it intended to present a measure to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC). It’s still being determined what the future holds.
The offer of mediation services by African nations in the most significant conflict to take place on European soil since the end of World War II follows a similar one made by China.
Kyiv and its Western allies have leveled criticism at the step Beijing has taken, arguing that it essentially justifies Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As Ukrainian soldiers prepare for a high-stakes counteroffensive, Western countries have committed to continue supplying Kyiv with weapons to battle Russian forces.