Russia’s Lavrov Lauds Africa As Pillar Of “New World Order”

Mired in a conflict in Ukraine and isolated by the West, Russia sought to woo African allies on Tuesday, with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov hailing the continent’s role in a new world order. “Africa is one of the pillars of the evolving world system,” Lavrov said during a visit to Zimbabwe, where he signed co-operation deals and won diplomatic backing for the fight against Western sanctions. Describing his sanction-hit host President Robert Mugabe as a “legend” and “historic figure”, Lavrov slammed the West’s increasingly tough response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The most recent wave of Western measures targeted Russia’s banking, energy and defence sectors — sending the ruble crashing to record lows.

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