Ramaphosa encouraged by “warm reception” that delegation received from leaders of Ukraine and Russia

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 18 June 2023, concluded a two-day working visit to the Ukraine and the Russian Federation where African leaders proposed a path for peace to the 16-month-long conflict between the two countries.

The proposal presented by African leaders on a mission to Ukraine and Russia has created a foundation for future engagements that will contribute to a road to peace and resolution to the devastating conflict.

President Spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said the African Heads of States and Government asserted several key elements that are vital in starting a path to peace.

“Some of the elements include the de-escalation of the conflict; release of the prisoners of war and children, adherence to the principle of the UN Charter on Sovereignty; ensuring that there is humanitarian support for those in need and post war reconstruction amongst others .

The Peace  Mission to Ukraine and Russia has wrapped up its first round of engagements with both warring parties to the conflict.

Magwenya said President Ramaphosa is encouraged by the warm reception that the delegation received from the Leaders of Ukraine and Russia.

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