As Ukraine looks West, Russia wins over Africa

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2022
From The Center
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Since its independence, Ukraine's diplomatic efforts have focused primarily on looking West. Meanwhile, Russia has set its sights all over the world.

While the Euro-Atlantic world has been firm in its support of Ukraine, condemning Russia's all-out war, the African continent, home to 54 countries and 1.4 billion people, has been absorbed by Russian propaganda that depicts Kyiv and European countries as the villains. 

Despite being one of the largest suppliers of grain to the African continent, Ukraine has little capacity to change the tide of public opinion in a region...

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