Uganda’s Commander of Land Forces (CLF) and Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has said Russia’s leader Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was right to launch military operations in Ukraine.
“The majority of mankind (that are non-white) support Russia’s stand in Ukraine.Putin is absolutely right! When the USSR parked nuclear armed missiles in Cuba in 1962 the West was ready to blow up the world over it,” Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba tweeted on Monday.
A significant number of his followers have welcomed this tweet.
Muhoozi is among very few members of the African militaries who have boldly taken sides in the Russia- Ukraine fight which many fear would provoke another World War.
Muhoozi further wondered, “Now when NATO does the same they expect Russia to do differently?”
His comment could rub Western Powers wrong way which are supportive of Ukraine.
The West who back Ukraine have not yet reacted to the General’s backing of Russia.
The former SFC commander was, however, quick to add that brotherhood is stronger than military might.
“Also, as far as Russia’s ‘Special Operation’ in Ukraine is involved, I have learnt that you can never put anything beyond brothers! They will always surprise you. I remember between 1990-94 we expected a war between African and European in South Africa but it never happened!”
Russian troops are closing in on Ukraine’s capital, days after Russia’s leader ordered a full-scale invasion from the north, east and south. In a pre-dawn TV address on 24 February, he declared Russia could not feel “safe, develop and exist” because of what he claimed was a constant threat from modern Ukraine.
Airports and military headquarters were hit first then tanks and troops rolled into Ukraine from Russia, Russian-annexed Crimea and ally Belarus.
Putin has by yesterday reportedly put the Russian nuclear Forces on High Alert.