Foreign Minister Lavrov demands lifting of sanctions against Russia

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has demanded that the United Nations acts on its promise to lift Western sanctions against Russia. Western nations imposed widespread sanctions on Moscow, targeting finances, and freezing several assets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Lavrov’s demands come during his visit to four African countries. Russia aims to boost cooperation with the continent as the west increasingly isolates it amid the war in Ukraine.