Malawi’s bilateral partners condemn Russia on war anniversary – Capital Radio Malawi
24 September, 2023

Malawi’s bilateral partners condemn Russia on war anniversary

Some of Malawi’s bilateral partners have reaffirmed that they stand with the nation in condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

The reaffirmation comes as this week marked a year since the Russian offensive started in 2022.

Several diplomatic offices yesterday observed a moment of silence in honour of the people that have died since the war in Ukraine started.

Apart from the minute of silence observed at the EU office, the UK High Commission and Iceland; the Ukrainian flag was hoisted as a sign of solidarity.

141 countries protested Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Malawi is one of the few African countries that voted against Russia’s offensive, while other nations on the continent abstained.

To mark the 1st anniversary of the war, the EU and UK have in similar statements shown their pride to stand alongside Malawi in condemning what they term as an illegal war.

The development partners raise concern that the war has had a negative impact on developing countries like Malawi, where the cost of living has gone up amid pressures from raising global prices of food and fertilizer.

Also paying homage is the Iceland embassy, which reiterated its condemnation for the war whose consequences are hard hitting and leading to the suffering of ordinary people.

“We stand solidarity with Ukraine, and commend their brave resistance, endurance and sacrifice. The consequences of this brutal war is felt around the world. In Malawi rising cost of living, fuel, fertilizer and food causing suffering of ordinary people,” tweeted Inga Petursdottir Iceland  Head of Mission to Malawi  

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky is still calling for more support towards making his country victorious over Moscow to restore peace.

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