the head of Russian diplomacy Sergey Lavrov continues his African tour

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As the war in Ukraine has entered its sixth month, the Russian Foreign Minister is visiting Congo on Monday in search of support. Follow live the latest events.

  • 4:14 a.m .: Russian Foreign Minister in Congo

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov arrived Sunday evening in Oyo, in the north of the Congo, where he degraded the second leg of his African tour started in Cairo in Egypt. He tried to reassure his Egyptian partners about the risks of food insecurity, particularly in Africa, after the agreement on “secure corridors” for grain exports.

His plane landed around 10:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. in Paris) at Ollombo International Airport, an AFP journalist revealed. Congolese President Sassou Nguesso and Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold face-to-face talks on Monday. Since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, Congo-Brazzaville has been seen as a “neutral” country in this conflict.

  • 12:18 a.m.: Zelensky calls on his fellow citizens to celebrate Ukraine’s Sovereignty Day

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on his compatriots to “stand united and work together for victory”, before “celebrating Ukraine’s Sovereignty Day for the first time on July 28”.

With Reuters and AFP


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