Contents tagged with Zimbabwe

  • Russia calls for lifting sanctions against Zimbabwe

    During a meeting of Russia-Zimbabwe Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Trading, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin said that Russia believes that Western sanctions against Zimbabwe hamper the socio-economic development of the country and that Russia calls for them to be removed.

    "We strongly support the complete and unconditional lifting of the Western sanctions against Harare, because they hinder the socio- …

  • Putin promises to assist Zimbabwe

    Russia is plunging deeper and deeper into the Soviet practice of granting multi-billion dollar assistance to loyal regimes abroad, both near and far.

    After writing off all of Kyrgyzstan and Cuba’s debts, restructuring Venezuela’s debt and forgiving $20 billion worth of African countries’ Soviet debts, the Kremlin is now willing to start assisting Zimbabwe.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his intentions after negotiations with his Zimbabwean colleague Emmerson Mnangagwa, Interfax …

  • Reporters Without Borders: Mauritania and Zimbabwe rank above Russia in World Press Freedom Index

    In this year’s annual World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) published information revealing Russia to be in 148th place. Russia’s position in this rating has not changed for the third consecutive year. In total, the rating consists of 180 countries. First place is taken by Norway, second by Sweden, and the Netherlands third. The 180th place is held by North Korea.

    RWB reports that the countries of the former Soviet Union together with Turkey, who ranks 157th, remain world …

  • Russia gains the support of Zimbabwe in the fight against Western sanctions

    Russia and Zimbabwe have agreed to fight together against the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. This was announced after a meeting of the newly-created Russian-Zimbabwean intergovernmental commission.

    Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that both countries consider the sanctions imposed against them unjust. They condemn the sanctions and advocate for their complete abolition. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi fully …