Valentina Matvienko, President of the Council of the Russian Federation.
Valentina Matvienko, President of the Council of the Russian Federation. © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
On a tour of southern Africa, Russian Federation Council leader Valentina Matvienko promised Zimbabwe and Mozambique that their imports of basic necessities would not be hit by the war in Ukraine. But the Kremlin envoy notably did not include South Africa in her trip. [...] (503 words)
Issue dated 16/06/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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