Atlantic Council - MILITARY RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND AFRICA, BEFORE AND AFTER
17 February 2023
Europeans History retains the name of Nikolai Leontiev, the Russian mil- war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed by the West do This vision is significant in that Russia today seems to find itary adviser in charge of training the Ethiopian emperor’s not impact the normal operations of the Russian state, which inspiration for action in the resurgence of its grandeur, in soldiers. [...] tsars was resented by other Europeans and largely over- dream the Cossack Ataman Nicholas Ivanovich Achinov, a challenge is great and begs the question of whether Russia- looked at the 1885 Berlin Conference on the partition of merchant from the city of Penza, attempted to realize as early Africa relations are strong enough to withstand the war in • The third part deals with the ongoing war in Ukr. [...] 4 ATLANTIC COUNCIL ATLANTIC COUNCIL 5 MILITARY RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND AFRICA, BEFORE AND AFTER THE WAR IN UKRAINE MILITARY RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND AFRICA, BEFORE AND AFTER THE WAR IN UKRAINE As history attests, Russia turns to Africa only in times of crisis The drive to develop all kinds of relationships with Africa, or of rivalry with the West. [...] forms of military cooperation, including the use of African Between this summit in Sochi and the upcoming one in saint ports by the Russian fleet, and pave the way for Russian Petersburg, the war in Ukraine broke out, and Russian mili- • Comparing the strength of the warring parties at the begin- 2. [...] The position of African countries on the war in Ukraine remains generally ambiguous at both the political and dip- • Annexation of Ukrainian territories leads Russia and lomatic levels and shows no support for one side at the Ukraine to radicalize positions—one to uphold the annex- expense of the other.