Plans by Russia, South Africa and China to hold joint naval exercises have angered the West. French newspaper L’Opinion writes about it.
The publication recalled that the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov met with “an old South African ally”. It is noted that in South Africa Western sanctions were criticized, and they did not suspend cooperation with Moscow, despite pressure from the United States and Europe.
Journalists called South Africa Moscow’s geostrategic partner within the BRICS, which calls into question the hegemony of the West, based on the United States. In addition, in February, not far from the Mozambique Strait, joint exercises of Russia, South Africa and China are to take place. “Dangerous. The West is furious. He sees this as a threat and a symbol of the year that has passed since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.
The exercises with the participation of ships from Russia, China and South Africa will be held from February 17 to 27 in the Indian Ocean near the city of Durban and Richards Bay. Lenta.ru