By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Musveni on Thursday help a meeting with the Russian ambassador to Uganda Vladlen Semivolos at State House.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Gen. Jejje Odong, officials from the Ministry, plus a delegation from the Russian embassy in Uganda.
Although what was discussed between them remains highly confidential, Museveni tweeted thus shortly after their interaction;
“This afternoon, I met H.E Vladlen Semivolos, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Uganda. We discussed issues of mutual interest.”
Their meeting however came at a time when Russian forces are still bombing Ukraine in a war that has since entered its 9th day.
Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is proceeding in strict accordance with the schedule and plan, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
“All the assigned tasks are being successfully fulfilled,” Putin said at a meeting with the permanent members of Russia’s Security Council.
Russian soldiers and officers “act courageously” and “fight steadfastly, with a full understanding of the rightness of their cause,” he told the country’s top officials.
“The operation is aimed at clearing the threats caused by the West over past years right at Russian borders, including threats from nuclear weapons,” said Putin.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that 498 Russian servicemen had been killed during the special military operation in Ukraine that started on February 24, 2022.