Russia as the Biggest Arms Dealer to Africa: Lavrov visits Uganda, Egypt and the Republic of Congo


Deutsche Welle reports: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is on a four-nation tour to Africa. After visits to Egypt and the Republic of the Congo, Sergey Lavrov landed in Uganda on Tuesday and will continue onto Ethiopia. Like many African nations, Uganda, Ethiopia and Congo have remained neutral on Russia’s war in Ukraine, with all three either abstaining or being absent during the UN’s General Assembly vote in March condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine. In recent years, Russia has increasingly used this historic Soviet connections to expand its political, economic and, above all, military relations with African nations.

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