Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: He pointed out that Russia supports the position of Egypt and a number of other African countries on mediation in the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. However, according to Patrushev, "as of today, the prospects for such a solution are not visible."
"Ukraine will not be allowed to go for a peace agreement and will continue to be used as a tool against Russia," TASS quoted the official as saying.
At the same time, he thanked his Egyptian partners for their balanced position on the Ukrainian crisis. "We welcome Cairo's refusal to supply arms to the Kyiv regime. At the same time, we understand that such a decision was taken despite serious pressure from the Americans and Europeans," Patrushev said.
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, in response to calls by the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics for protection from Ukrainian troops.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the operation, which targets Ukrainian military infrastructure, aims to "demilitarize and denazify" Ukraine and to completely liberate Donbas./Mehr news