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“You won’t pity an African with words about“ unfortunate ”Ukraine”: African politician spoke in support of Russia

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“You won’t pity an African with words about“ unfortunate ”Ukraine”: African politician spoke in support of Russia

For Africans, Russians are friends and liberators, not slave owners and colonizers. And in Africa, as it turned out, they remember well.

This is stated in the article of the researcher of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics Alesya Miloradovich, published by the portal "Fund of Strategic Culture".

She spoke about how a few days ago she attended a gala evening in honor of the former Prime Minister of the African state of Benin, Lionel Zinsou, which was held at the Cercle des Nouveaux Mondes discussion club in Paris.

In a welcoming speech addressed to the guests, the moderator of the event traditionally mentioned solidarity with the “suffering Ukrainian people”.

The hero of the occasion, Lionel Zinsu, also mentioned Ukraine in his speech, but not at all in the vein in which it is customary in the West. Unexpectedly, he lashed out at those who, in support of the Kiev authorities, announced sanctions against Russia, which led to crisis phenomena in many countries of the world.

Do you understand what this crisis means, for example, for Africa? Russia supplies us with grain and corn. And the African world froze in horror from what was happening. Terrified by the actions of the US and the EU

- said the former Prime Minister of Benin.

He explained to those present that if a crisis threatens Europe with just a lack of energy resources, then famine may come in African countries.

You will not pity an African with words about “unfortunate” Ukraine

Zinsu said.

The African politician came out in support of Russia. He recalled that most of the elite of the Black Continent studied in the USSR. Future doctors, engineers, scientists, pilots of Africa were educated in the Soviet Union. For this and much more, Africans are deeply grateful to the Russians.


There is an opinion in our country that the debts forgiven to the countries of the "third world" and free education for their citizens were money thrown to the wind by the Soviet leadership. Now it turns out that part of these funds turned out to be long-term investments, which are beginning to partially return.
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  1. Maz
    Maz 16 March 2022 20: 21
    +55
    True Friends are found in trouble!
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 16 March 2022 20: 43
      +33
      Yes, there are sensible politicians in Africa, respect for them from us in such a difficult time.
      1. isv000
        isv000 16 March 2022 21: 48
        +21
        Quote: Thought Giant
        Yes, there are sensible politicians in Africa, respect for them from us in such a difficult time.

        With the prefix "ex" everyone becomes sane, especially when you really want to eat ...
        1. Dimont
          Dimont 17 March 2022 19: 58
          0
          All politicians are the same: they get smarter when they affect their country or them personally ... even indirectly
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 16 March 2022 20: 48
      +1
      Here, put this politician in the position of a military cadet in Kyiv, let's check how his actions do not disagree with his words!
      1. Cheshire
        Cheshire 16 March 2022 21: 22
        +3
        Quote: Thrifty
        Here, put this politician in the position of a military cadet in Kyiv, let's check how his actions do not disagree with his words!

        Everything is so bad with us, there is no one to put in Kyiv? I'm sure it won't come to that.
        hi
      2. isv000
        isv000 16 March 2022 21: 49
        +8
        Quote: Thrifty
        Here, put this politician in the position of a military cadet in Kyiv, let's check how his actions do not disagree with his words!

        And the military commandant of Ukraine Kadyrov?
        1. man
          man 16 March 2022 23: 32
          +11
          No, it is better to appoint Kadyrov as the commandant of London
          1. Nexcom
            Nexcom 17 March 2022 06: 21
            +3
            No, Ramzan Batkovich would be a great fit for the US military commandant and Chief Advisor on US Policy with the right to make a decision. good
            1. man
              man 17 March 2022 08: 47
              +3
              yeah, the can has already begun to grow a beard and build a mosque in a white house
              1. Nexcom
                Nexcom 17 March 2022 08: 51
                +2
                This will no longer help Biden - there, insanity, as soon as he came to visit, is not going to leave. He is already confusing himself and Harris. Openly.
                1. man
                  man 17 March 2022 08: 53
                  +1
                  do not deprive the old man of his last hope
                  1. Nexcom
                    Nexcom 17 March 2022 08: 53
                    +1
                    Heh, you say that as if I infected him with insanity. laughing Age, however (at him).
                2. man
                  man 17 March 2022 09: 01
                  +2
                  He is already confusing himself and Harris. Openly.
                  Well, after all, not Harris, but Harris's husband. So not everything is lost yet
                  1. Nexcom
                    Nexcom 17 March 2022 09: 06
                    +1
                    Indeed, if not with Harris herself, but with her husband, then there is still a chance. How about the fact that after a couple of minutes he forgets what he was asked about and that he answered and gives diametrically opposite answers to the same question?
                    This, as it were, hints ..... And this is not curable already.
                    So he is a formal person in the position.
                    1. man
                      man 17 March 2022 09: 09
                      +1
                      I give up. Let him defend himself
                      1. Nexcom
                        Nexcom 17 March 2022 09: 12
                        +1
                        Yes, you know, I didn’t try to trample you with my opinion at all. Ches word. There are just a lot of videos on the net where his irreversible age-related problems of mental illness are more than visible. No, I'm not a doctor to make diagnoses, but the fact that grandfather is clearly not all right is more than evident. I gave examples. hi

                        PS I hope that they don’t let him near the suitcase with the button - otherwise you never know what bziknet him ...
                      2. man
                        man 17 March 2022 09: 14
                        +1
                        you exaggerate. In the end, he nevertheless admitted that he was the husband of his wife
                      3. Nexcom
                        Nexcom 17 March 2022 09: 16
                        +2
                        laughing Yes, it's already good if recognized.
                        As for exaggeration, I don't think so. In the end, these are the problems of the American establishment if they are satisfied with such a not completely healthy president. Give a reason to jibe over him and their country. IMHO.
                      4. man
                        man 17 March 2022 09: 21
                        +2
                        history shows that when Americans are given the chance to elect a moron for president, they rarely miss the opportunity.
                      5. Nexcom
                        Nexcom 17 March 2022 09: 23
                        0
                        I personally respect only two American presidents. Roosevelt and Kennedy. I hope I don't need to explain why.
                      6. man
                        man 17 March 2022 09: 25
                        -1
                        I didn't drink with them to respect
          2. isv000
            isv000 18 March 2022 13: 05
            0
            Quote: mann
            No, it is better to appoint Kadyrov as the commandant of London

            No, Abramovich can be put on the lookout for the city, he also has accumulated questions for the locals ...
        2. Lyuba1965_01
          Lyuba1965_01 17 March 2022 22: 44
          +1
          I understand that the Ukrainians at the moment is far from being a gift.
          And yet, it is already too much even for them.
    3. Cosm22
      Cosm22 16 March 2022 21: 17
      -6
      Quote: Maz
      True Friends are found in trouble!

      No one is embarrassed by the fact that all these friends and politicians have the obligatory prefix "ex" to their former title?
      Do others either keep quiet or express diametrically opposed opinions?
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 16 March 2022 22: 16
        +5
        Quote: Cosm22
        all these friends and politicians have the obligatory prefix "ex" to their former title

        Because the prefix "ex" gives freedom to express one's opinion. Another thing is that this opinion is not valid ... request
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 16 March 2022 22: 54
          +3
          Because the prefix "ex" gives freedom to express one's opinion.
          ... that even without the "ex". candy hotsa for blacks and other African Africans
    4. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 16 March 2022 21: 26
      +13
      Not everyone supports unfavorable, but frantic conditions imposed on them ...

      Africa knows what real war and genocide, famine and destruction are!
      And what is happening now in Ukraine is far from the real African conflicts. There is even cannibalism...
      Our army is fighting half-heartedly - after all, we don’t want to beat our own, we don’t want to become brutal - then we put up and hug. And the Africans also see the clarity and caution of the military operation, our military actions inspire respect.

      And the problems for them, which current events may result in, are not at all pleasing to sensible Africans.
  2. January
    January 16 March 2022 20: 25
    -11
    This did not prevent many of them from joining the sanctions.
    I think whoever "put it on", let him "rake it out".
    1. Raven 95
      Raven 95 16 March 2022 21: 07
      +11
      Yes, the man expressed his private opinion.
      And so, his country is BENIN against Russia.
      On March 2, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and demanding the withdrawal of the Russian military.
      1. January
        January 16 March 2022 21: 47
        +2
        I see a lot of negatives.
        In Germany, Italy, France, there are also speeches by individual individuals and even politicians in support of Russia. Will we start helping Europe right away or a little later?
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  4. host
    host 16 March 2022 20: 28
    +7
    He was not afraid to speak out, to hear, they heard, but they hardly understood, they were puzzled.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 16 March 2022 20: 44
      +3
      Hi Andrew soldier
      One voice is not yet heard.
      But it is highly likely that soon there will be polyphony, because bending in front of minke whales is one thing, and when there is nothing to eat, and much more, in pursuit, this is a completely different calico.
      They will try to plug their ears, since they cannot put a paw on their mouths, but then they will have to feel everything with their liver or with something else, which is the most sensitive for them!
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 March 2022 20: 56
        +11
        Quote: rocket757
        One voice is not yet heard.

        And whoever gives the Africans a voice in Europe, they thought Lionel would follow Europe, and he would go straight to their horns. No one else will be allowed on the microphone. Yes, and from my long-term work for Black and Arab Africa, I know very well the attitude towards the Americans and Europe, especially the French. Most recent events in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010. I was in Abidjan at that time, and I know very well with what cruelty the French suppressed this people.
        It's not for the faint of heart, so I won't say anything. In most African countries, you can always find Russian speech.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 16 March 2022 21: 42
          +3
          Quote: tihonmarine
          And who will give Africans a voice in Europe,

          In geyrop, in general, they are used to listening only to their loved ones! And the modern gay-liberal party has elevated narcissism and self-praise to the absolute, trampling on the rights of everyone else.
          They launched this boomerang, I hope it will return to them having multiplied, with a whole volley!
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 16 March 2022 21: 50
            +2
            Quote: rocket757
            In geyrop, in general, they are used to listening only to their loved ones!

            There are also followers, who keep repeating the same thing and not even hear themselves. It is interesting to listen to them, "Comedy Club" is resting. But you can’t talk to them, they will spit foam.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 16 March 2022 22: 06
              +2
              You can’t talk with a geyropa at all ... this is for a long time.
              However, we don’t have much to talk about with them.
              We are Asians, barbarians, so we will turn towards Asia!!! Let's agree, our own, practically ...
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 17 March 2022 01: 08
                +2
                Quote: rocket757
                You can’t talk with a geyropa at all ... this is for a long time.

                If I didn’t live in a “geyropa”, I wouldn’t understand them, but I’ve been living there for a long time and I understand what they are, for 30 years, and it’s better to keep quiet, otherwise I’ll start cursing.
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 17 March 2022 05: 59
                  +1
                  It’s not that difficult that we are different, but that some consider themselves almost the navel of the earth, have the audacity to climb into others and at least teach, but usually not limited to this.
      2. host
        host 16 March 2022 20: 56
        +3
        Quote: rocket757
        Hi Andrew soldier
        One voice is not yet heard.
        But it is highly likely that soon there will be polyphony, because bending in front of minke whales is one thing, and when there is nothing to eat, and much more, in pursuit, this is a completely different calico.
        They will try to plug their ears, since they cannot put a paw on their mouths, but then they will have to feel everything with their liver or with something else, which is the most sensitive for them!

        hi Greetings Victor, I agree with you - a trickle of sanity is small, but expensive. I’m sadly joking that the French (and others like them) will accuse Comrade Zins of adherence to the Voodoo cult as a representative of the only country in the world where Voodoo, along with Islam and Christianity, is included in the state religion smile
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 16 March 2022 21: 36
          +4
          And those who have nothing to confirm, defend their truth in an honest confrontation/argument, very easily switch to other methods!
          The liberals of the past, the founders, would look at what, as it were, their teaching had degenerated into, into whom their, as it were, followers had turned into !!! They would be tired fool
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 17 March 2022 16: 04
            +1
            Quote: rocket757
            And those who have nothing to confirm, defend their truth in an honest confrontation/argument, very easily switch to other methods!

            It may be out of place, but I'll quote:
            "Estonia will not automatically recognize Belarusians who left for Ukraine after the failure of the anti-presidential protests as military refugees, the Minister of the Interior of the Baltic Republic Kristian Jaani said on March 15, responding to the appeal of the Belarusian diaspora, ERR reports.

            “Citizens of Belarus residing on the territory of Ukraine and who have not received international protection in this country are not subject to temporary protection in Estonia,” the minister’s response reads.
            IA Red Spring
            And how they defended the "quiet", rallies were arranged for them, and here it is already on the side of these, others are more important - the "greens". You can't say a word about these.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 17 March 2022 19: 13
              +1
              Change of priorities, according to a simple KIDALOV. The one with the green last ones will be, then, when it's all over ...
              Nobody wants losers!
              Therefore, I insist that we need to finish the job to the end ... of course, they will swear at the winners, but it’s quiet, low, low.
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 17 March 2022 20: 05
                +1
                Quote: rocket757
                Therefore, I insist that we need to finish the job to the end ... of course, they will swear at the winners, but it’s quiet, low, low.

                If you don’t finish it, imagine what kind of heroes they will announce themselves, and the whole West will support this. And everything will start in a new way, only they will become angrier and crueler.
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 17 March 2022 20: 37
                  +1
                  So let's see who's Faberge is made of what.
                  Our army cannot be stopped, but politics, this is such a topic, such a melting, muddy ....
      3. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 16 March 2022 21: 36
        +5
        Quote: rocket757
        What is the most sensitive thing about them?

        What, what... Vestimo: WALLET!!! yes
        And so, - "no shame, no conscience .. Round orphans ..." (c) laughing
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 16 March 2022 21: 49
          +1
          So I am about the same.
          PURSE! This is sacred to them ... if it is their own, of course.
          But in someone else's grabbers to run their grabs, they are always happy.
          Although, their politicians have lost their scent, or are they sitting on Uncle Joe's leash!?!?!?
          At the moment, they have arranged such a pruning for their own, mother, do not worry ... although, in the first place, the layman, the working people, will suffer.
          Their upper ones can afford to "suffer" along with everyone ... they did not live in poverty, guys and will not be in the future.
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 16 March 2022 20: 31
    +10
    Respect to the "hero of the occasion" Lionel Zins good
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 16 March 2022 20: 52
      +6
      Quote: Mouse
      Respect to the "hero of the occasion" Lionel Zins good

      What a scoop of tar he threw on a birthday cake with a "cherry"!
      Everyone will remember, I think.
  6. Third district
    Third district 16 March 2022 20: 36
    +5
    You will not pity an African with words about “unfortunate” Ukraine

    Zinsu said.

    Respect and respect to you black African brother, from white Russian brothers
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 16 March 2022 20: 37
    +2
    Do you understand what this crisis means, for example, for Africa? Russia supplies us with grain and corn. And the African world froze in horror from what was happening. Terrified by the actions of the US and the EU
    Yes, and many in general, it would be worthwhile to think about what their position of condemning Russia in the UN leads to, and indeed everywhere !!!
    And now everything, almost sailed, many will have to put their teeth on the shelf!
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 16 March 2022 20: 42
      -5
      Quote: rocket757
      Yes, and many in general, it would be worthwhile to think about what their position of condemning Russia in the UN leads to, and indeed everywhere !!!
      Aha! What are they worth, throwing "friend" Vuchech ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 16 March 2022 21: 25
        +1
        Nothing new ... a country surrounded by unfriendly countries, the economy is dependent on those countries ... the government cares about its citizens.
        This is an excuse, of course, but we're not going to put an end to our relationship with them.
        This does not prevent us from making another victory, from becoming stronger.
        When we become strong and can cover the weak, who wants to join us, then it will be possible to raise the question, who are you and who is your friend?
        1. Vladimir61
          Vladimir61 16 March 2022 21: 47
          -1
          Quote: rocket757
          Nothing new ... a country surrounded by unfriendly countries ...
          For me, it looks something like this - friend, I'm here in the company of neighbors, so do not blame me, we kick you a little.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 16 March 2022 21: 52
            0
            unpleasant, but we'll see later.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 March 2022 21: 54
        +1
        Quote: Vladimir61
        Aha! What are they worth, throwing "friend" Vuchech ...

        You are so vain.
      3. standan
        standan 17 March 2022 00: 02
        +2
        If friend Vučić bordered on Russia, he would have sent Europe three-story on a foot erotic journey long ago, and so, he has no choice. But time will tell.
  8. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 16 March 2022 20: 41
    +2
    He humanly explained to those who the hell will understand and support him when ... Well done and really touching and thank you from the bottom of my heart ...
  9. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 16 March 2022 20: 47
    +4
    Now it turns out that part of these funds turned out to be long-term investments, which are beginning to partially return. - The USSR laid a lot into our concepts of philanthropy and humanity. We were born in the USSR - We are with YOU, we remember, this is an echo of our USSR
  10. kytx
    kytx 16 March 2022 20: 51
    +1
    That's the way it should be. Time to scatter stones. Time to collect.
    Everyone has their own stones.
  11. Fisherman
    Fisherman 16 March 2022 21: 21
    +1
    Dill, with their unscrupulousness, begging, greed and deceit, with ingratitude, absorbed the worst of the traits that are attributed to many peoples of the world. And even in Africa they see it, although they do not border and do not contact.
  12. XNUMX%
    XNUMX% 16 March 2022 21: 28
    +3
    There is an opinion in our country that the debts forgiven to the countries of the "third world" and free education for their citizens were money thrown to the wind by the Soviet leadership. Now it turns out that part of these funds turned out to be long-term investments, which are beginning to partially return.

    I was an adherent of precisely this opinion that debts cannot be forgiven. And the Africans seemed to be of the same opinion as me, but, undoubtedly, on a higher ethical level. And now the time has come when what money cannot buy began to return. How ashamed I am now that I valued it with money and felt nothing but stupid greed.
    I apologize for this, I hope that it is not premature - after all, I don’t know Africans very well.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 March 2022 22: 02
      +1
      Quote: XNUMX%
      How ashamed I am now that I valued it with money and felt nothing but stupid greed.

      Do not be ashamed, at that time, especially under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, who carried out the will of the United States and did everything so that the Soviet people treated all of Africa negatively, and this took place. But personally, I think you have never been to Ghana, Angola, Mozambique or even Ethiopia. Everything was done deliberately in order to tear Africa away from Russia, but they still have a memory of the USSR, and of the USA and Europe (we all know the history of what happened there, read at least the traveler Stanley).
      1. XNUMX%
        XNUMX% 16 March 2022 22: 08
        +1
        Exactly. Haven't been anywhere you posted.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 17 March 2022 01: 14
          +1
          Quote: XNUMX%
          Exactly. Haven't been anywhere you posted.

          Yes, I know all of Africa from Tangier to Cape Town (coast), in 40 years, I know better than Russia and Europe., Because my life was spent there.
  13. KVashentcev
    KVashentcev 16 March 2022 21: 39
    -2
    A very accurate assessment of the investments of the USSR. The Bolsheviks did not waste people's money in vain!
  14. wlade
    wlade 16 March 2022 21: 57
    0
    Unfortunately, this is a fake, at the peak we have an exposure
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 March 2022 01: 18
      +1
      Quote: wlade
      Unfortunately, this is a fake, at the peak we have an exposure

      Well then, tell me what exactly is "fake", what do you think. Do not be shy. I respect straight people. Please respectfully.
  15. Alien From
    Alien From 16 March 2022 22: 39
    -1
    The Chinese bought this Africa with giblets. And the blacks just piano.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 March 2022 01: 20
      0
      Quote: Alien From
      The Chinese bought this Africa with giblets. And the blacks just piano.

      Well, not so categorically.
  16. Buck
    Buck 16 March 2022 23: 21
    0
    Free Angela Davis!
  17. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 March 2022 02: 35
    0
    To speak does not mean to do .. Thoughts may be sound, but the actions are those that their former metropolis interprets for them.
  18. Arabfun
    Arabfun 17 March 2022 04: 15
    0
    Quote: mann
    No, it is better to appoint Kadyrov as the commandant of London

    well, let's appoint right now, as they appoint presidents, with a living grandmother
  19. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 17 March 2022 06: 23
    +1
    What he thought, what he considered necessary, he said. Well done. Man. Unfortunately, many, in order to please Yankostan, have stuck their tongues where gender tolerance pushes them hard.
  20. Flammaros
    Flammaros 17 March 2022 06: 58
    0
    Dear, the material is undoubtedly good, but you can’t post machine translation without even editing it. I offer you my services, for a modest fee I will translate and edit, bring into a divine form any material from any publication, from any language. I have extensive experience in journalism and editorial work. Retired, still a Soviet journalist-observer.
  21. cniza
    cniza 17 March 2022 08: 38
    +4
    Now it turns out that part of these funds turned out to be long-term investments, which are beginning to partially return.


    Thank God for remembering...
  22. singless
    singless 17 March 2022 09: 52
    -2
    right, we are not slaves, we are not slaves. brothers blacks we are with you
  23. sen
    sen 17 March 2022 14: 27
    +1
    There is an opinion in our country that the debts forgiven to the countries of the "third world" and free education for their citizens were money thrown to the wind by the Soviet leadership. Now it turns out that part of these funds turned out to be long-term investments, which are beginning to partially return.

    Of course yes, but judging by the statements, they are more interested in food supplies.