Ugandan President’s son vows to send troops to Russia if attacked

Ugandan President’s son vows to send troops to Russia if attacked

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, an army general and son of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda said on Thursday on Twitter that the eastern African country will send forces to back Russian President Vladimir Putin, should the west attack Moscow in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine.

“Call me a ‘Putinist’ if you will, but we, Uganda, shall send soldiers to defend Moscow if it’s ever threatened by the Imperialists!”, Muhoozi Kainerugaba said. “The West is wasting its time with its useless pro-Ukraine propaganda,” he added.

Kainerugaba who raised eyebrows in the country and abroad through his tweets, also announced the creation of a television and radio station under his MK brand, headed by a former special forces spokesman, and said one of the first places it would visit would be Russia, Nation Africa reports.

Uganda last year abstained at the UN during the adoption of a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that Putin branded “special operation.”

The Ugandan president himself had brushed aside calls to sever ties with Russia.

“How can we be against somebody who has never harmed us,” he said during an Africa tour by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in July last year to drum up support for Moscow over the war.

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