Inside Story

Will new weapons from Europe make a difference in Ukraine?

African peace mission set to visit Kyiv and Moscow as Russia intensifies missile attacks.

Fifteen months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has secured further military support from European allies.

They’ve promised more weapons, training and money, but stopped short of providing the F-16 fighter jets that he says could be a game-changer.

As Russia increases its missile attacks ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive, six African leaders are planning a peace mission to Moscow and Kyiv.

What are the interests at stake and how could they shift political alliances?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay


Peter Zalmayev – Executive director of Eurasia Democracy Initiative, a non-profit organisation that promotes democracy in post-Communist transitional societies

Samuel Ramani – Associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and author of the book Putin’s War on Ukraine

Vladimir Sotnikov – Associate professor of International Relations at the Higher School of Economics University and a specialist on Russian foreign affairs