The Kremlin announced on Monday that it would remain in contact with the African group working to mediate the conflict with Ukraine, particularly during the upcoming “Russia-Africa” summit next month. It mentioned that some of the proposed ideas could potentially be implemented.
On Saturday, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, presented a list of reasons to a delegation of seven African countries visiting him in St. Petersburg, expressing his belief that many of their proposals were misguided. He criticized a plan that has already been largely rejected by Kiev.
Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Monday that discussions with the delegation would continue as some of their suggestions are theoretically applicable, although he did not mention the specific proposals referred to. He added, “In general, the dialogue with the Africans will continue.”
Peskov went on to say, “There are certain subjects within the ideas proposed by the delegation members during the talks that could be implemented, as President Putin mentioned.”
Peskov confirmed, “This work will continue, especially during the Russian-African summit scheduled to be held next month in St. Petersburg.”