The son of Uganda’s long-running President Yoweri Museveni, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s expression of support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been condemned European Union (EU) diplomats.
TOS NEWS reported that Gen Kainerugaba who is the commander of Uganda’s land forces had on Tuesday in a tweet said “the majority of mankind (that are non-white) support Russia’s stand in Ukraine”.
“Putin is absolutely right!” the senior military officer added.
“When the USSR parked nuclear armed missiles in Cuba in 1962, the West was ready to blow up the world over it. Now when NATO does the same they expect Russia to do differently”, Kainerugaba said.
Reacting, the deputy head of the European Union delegation in neighbouring South Sudan termed the comment as “unacceptable.”
Dionyz Hochel suggested Uganda may face unexplained consequences if it formally supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We condemn this statement. We expect sensitivity and we expect countries of this region to be aligned with the EU and like-minded countries and to adopt the UN resolution condemning the Russian attack on Ukraine,” Hochel told reporters in the capital, Juba.