MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. Zimbabwe has been and will remain on the side of Moscow, even after the referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions on joining Russia, Jacob Mudenda, speaker of the national assembly of the republic’s parliament, said in an interview with Novosti.
“Even before the referendums, Zimbabwe was on the side of Russia in terms of understanding the root causes of the current situation. Zimbabwe and Russia are victims of sanctions, and this makes us comrades in the sanctions battle. To the extent that we are victims of sanctions, we share with Russia the same consequences of the sanctions. So it is not surprising that Zimbabwe is on the side of Russia,” Mudenda said, answering the question whether the republic intends to maintain relations with the Russian Federation after the referendums.
At the same time, he stressed that Zimbabwe did not make any statements about the recognition of the results of the referendums.
“The recognition of the results of various international processes is initiated, according to the procedure, by our cabinet of ministers, on behalf of our president. Until our cabinet announces its decision, other branches of government cannot take any steps or make statements,” Mudenda said.