Russia-Ukraine: Naledi Pandor explains why SA 'cannot be seen to be taking sides'

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Minister Naledi Pandor. (Photo: DIRCO)
Minister Naledi Pandor. (Photo: DIRCO)

South Africa cannot be seen to be taking sides in the conflict after Russia's invasion of Ukraine - because it goes against the nation's principles.

Moreover, South Africa enjoys good bilateral relations with Russia and Ukraine, making it "unwise" to take a different position that can compromise these bilateral relations.

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