Putin, Zelenskyy agree to meet with “African leaders peace mission”

Source: SFGate

“Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have agreed to separate meetings with a delegation of leaders from six African countries to discuss a possible plan to end the war in Ukraine, South Africa’s president said Tuesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he spoke with Putin and Zelenskyy by phone over the weekend and they each agreed to host ‘an African leaders peace mission’ in Moscow and Kyiv, respectively. ‘Principal to our discussions are efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the devastating conflict in the Ukraine,’ Ramaphosa said. The leaders of Zambia, Senegal, Congo, Uganda and Egypt would make up the delegation along with Ramaphosa, he said in a statement. Putin and Zelenskyy gave him the go-ahead to ‘commence the preparations,’ the South African leader said.” (05/16/23)