When President Cyril Ramaphosa and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy finally spoke on Wednesday evening, the call from Kyiv had to be delayed by some 10 minutes.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Pretoria, Liubov Abravitova, divulged this detail to illustrate that, from Ukraine’s side, the impediments to the call have been dictated only by the logistics of war, not any measure of diplomatic push and pull.
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