The whole world, in particular the countries of the African continent, cannot take a neutral position regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine, since Russian aggression will have consequences for them as well.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this during an online meeting with African journalists, Ukrinform reports. press office Office of the President.
“I don’t think there should be neutrality in a war. This is the wrong attitude. There can be no neutrality between life and death. When you are neutral to war, you immediately turn from a great power into a small one. No one sees you, the world does not see you, which means that you do not influence the processes in the world. And when you have problems, you need to remember that the world can also be neutral. And it’s not about business – it’s about people’s lives. I believe that the position of neutrality is not modern,” Zelensky said.
According to him, if a particular country does not have enough economic or political weight to influence the Russian Federation and force it to stop the war, then at least at the level of diplomacy, death, autocracy, racism, Nazism and “rashism” should be condemned, aggression should be condemned.
Zelensky is also convinced that the world should have paid more attention to what is happening in some countries of the African continent that have also experienced wars and tragedies.
“There is no war at a great distance. This is the injustice of the security structure of the whole world, which needs to be changed. International institutions need to be changed in order for them to function. Today, speaking about security guarantees for Ukraine, we act as a living, but tragic example, which can then be extended to other continents and other states,” the President stressed.
As reported, on February 24, 2022, Russia launched an unprovoked war against Ukraine. As a result of the Russian attack, Ukrainian ports and the export of more than 20 million tons of grain were blocked, which were intended, among other things, to help the most vulnerable countries under the UN World Food Program.