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U.S. Tells Mnangagwa To Close Ties With Russia - Report

U.S. Tells Mnangagwa To Close Ties With Russia - Report

The United States reportedly wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa asking him to end Harare’s close ties with the Russian government.

Mnangagwa is said to have told this to the visiting Russian Federation Council (senate) speaker Valentina Matvienko during a meeting in Harare Thursday.

Russian news agency TASS said Mnangagwa told Matvienko that the US sent a letter urging him to end close economic and technical military relations with Moscow.

Mnangagwa is said to have “sent an adequate response” saying relations between Russia and Zimbabwe were long and mutually beneficial.

Speaking to reporters in Harare after her meeting with Mnangagwa, Matvienko said despite Western sanctions, Russia is ready to stick to its commitments to “supply food to other countries and do everything to avert hunger”.

She added that if Zimbabwe was to request for food or fertiliser, Russia would devise “delivery mechanisms and provide Zimbabwe with the necessary amount of food.”

Western powers imposed sanctions on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February this year. 

Analysts say the punitive measures will likely trigger a global food crisis since Russia, a chief supplier is cut from the outside world. 

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jukwa 3 weeks ago


aturo hemano 3 weeks ago

ko macomments evanhu handichaone sei

Autenowski 3 weeks ago

If he close ties with Russia then who will be his friend coz US already hates him and has imposed sanctions on him

Tateguru 3 weeks ago

The only thing I hate is for the Russian Federation Council (senate) speaker Valentina Matvienko to think that the Zimbabweans only think of food, food and food.
She is quoted as saying, "...if Zimbabwe was to request for food or fertiliser, Russia would devise “delivery mechanisms and provide Zimbabwe with the necessary amount of food.”

Makonzo chete ndiwo anoteiwa nechikafu. Kana watitunira chifafu kana chapera todzoka kwaurika?

😏😏😏 3 weeks ago


Trapo 3 weeks ago


g 3 weeks ago



Ghetto Yut 3 weeks ago

Ko kungonyarara semhunhu mukuru zvimwe hazvitaurwe

Watsoe 3 weeks ago

USA is not the mastermind,no to unilateral autocratic global hegemony

dhudhu 3 weeks ago


Sun Tsu 3 weeks ago

What is the country currently benefiting from the LOOK EAST POLICY?

Tog 3 weeks ago

Toida newatada

Chyna 3 weeks ago

As much as I hate Ed, Apa US yakupfuurira izvozvo haitiudze toita newatada

Maparamuro 3 weeks ago

For those who believe USA stands for the right to independence and self determination

Nkust 3 weeks ago

Hongu zanupf ndingasaida hangu but on this one I stand nava mnangagwa, American domination ndiyo yatirikuramba

Watsoe 3 weeks ago

As a civilised people USA,UK neo colonialism had no space to define our destination as a sovereign state,to HE EDM stick to the fight when you are hardest hit and Zimbabweans even when the road seems all uphill,don't quit

Tkt 3 weeks ago

varikuda kuti timame nenzara votipa ma sanctions vatirambidza kuwirirana nerussia futi pamha.ta penyu USA takuda kutosiya kushandisa chimari chengu tisha ndise ruble.ku**** kwenyu kwakazara honye

other 3 weeks ago

yes papa putin tipei wheat nechibage kuno amweni ese ahanabasa

mbezo 3 weeks ago

we have choice to choose who we want to associate with,we won't be forced,t won't work

Ras 3 weeks ago

The gringos and their keen think that it's their God given right to run this world. Let's not forget our forefathers who toiled for them in sweat, blood and tears only for them to perish.Its better to have a friend like Putin than to be in need for one. THEY ARE ACTUALLY PERTRIFIED BY HIM. If not ngawapindire zvawajaira. The village bullies have finally but unwelcomely met more than their match.

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

Zimbabwe is under their sanctions and wont listen to what have to say, if Rassia has something to offer then its auto. TO HELL WITH THE WEST...

Mafirakureva 3 weeks ago

Good luck

Seh Calaz @mabhanditi 3 weeks ago

Tagara tiri pamasanctions dai vati vanoabvisa if we do so slavemasters to hell

gogodera 3 weeks ago

taneta nedzara

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Very poor diplomacy to divulge diplomatic correspondence. Are you trying to curry favour with Russia?

Apart from donating arms of war via ZIPRA, what else has USSR/Russia donated to Zimbabwe? At least the Americans are shoring up our collapsing health sector USAID has been pumping billions since independence into social upliftment.

Kupunyutsa iri muhapwa uchiomberera iri mugwenzi

Sir Zimbabwe 3 weeks ago

U.S you are on point by saying that. I think Zimbabwean gvt must ban for using US$ currency. Timboshandisa mambuya nehanda edu iwayo kusvika tarongeka

Asalif 3 weeks ago

they now want payment for their exports with their own currency the Rubles most countries have cut trade with Russia because of that

dispenser 3 weeks ago

why don't yu increase ties with Russia after all then, Propaganda after the other . **** nation ,yu can't compare urself to neighboring countries

ABSA 3 weeks ago

Then what coz we are already under sanctions

Coleman 3 weeks ago

another sanctions looming

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