President Putin: The West deliberately put African countries trillions of dollars in debt to exercise neo-colonial control over them.

Vladimir Putin:

If we look at Africa and our cooperation, we see that we helped it. What did the former colonisers do? Back in 1957 — I was recently been shown a photograph — they brought people from Africa in cages to European countries, for example, Belgium. It is an ugly sight, children put up on display in cages.

Yes, they brought people in cages and put them up on display, whole families and children in separate cages. How can you forget this? Nobody in Africa will ever forget this.