MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia played a leading role in the decolonization of Africa and it supports the Africans in their demand for the full liberation of the continent from colonialism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a reception on the occasion of Africa Day for the ambassadors of African countries accredited in Russia in Moscow on Wednesday.
He stressed that Africa Day symbolized the unbreakable willpower of the African peoples and their uncompromising struggle for freedom and independence.
"Our country played a leading role in the processes of decolonization and in enshrining the results of these processes in UN decisions. Regrettably, some of these decisions continue to be sabotaged by the former colonial powers. We support the demands for completing the liberation of Africa from the colonial legacy," Lavrov said.