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A global divide on the Ukraine war is deepening

By Liz Sly

23 Feb 2023 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

Western efforts to isolate Putin have failed across much of the globe, showing "the limits of U.S. influence over a rapidly shifting world order," according to this eye-opening Washington Post report.

JOHANNESBURG - Clement Manyathela, who hosts a popular and influential talk show on South Africa's Radio 702, remembers the outrage he felt when Russian troops first surged into Ukraine. He had believed Russia's insistence that it wasn't planning to attack and felt cheated when war broke out.

"We were lied to," he said.

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