President Savarin expresses Dominica’s concerns over Ukraine war to Russian ambassador

President Charles Savarin with new Russian ambassador, Sergey Petrovich. Photo credit: Russian Embassy in Jamaica

President Charles Savarin has told Russia’s new ambassador to Dominica, Sergey Petrovich that the country is concerned over the war in Ukraine and its potential for a wider conflict.

He was speaking at a ceremony on Monday at the State House during which Petrovich presented his credentials.

“We are particularly mindful of the ongoing Russia/Ukraine war and the potential for a much wider conflagration,” the president stated.

“We, therefore, urge all parties to work assiduously to bring an end to the fighting and to find a peaceful resolution to this conflict.”

According to Savarin, the impact of the fighting is being felt worldwide.

“Already the impact is felt worldwide in terms of its impact on the supply chain for goods and services and on the price of petroleum products and food supplies,” he said.

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine but refused to call it a war, referring to it instead as a “special military operation.”

After more than a year, the bitter fighting has devastated sections of Ukraine, isolated Russia from the West, and triggered economic and food insecurity around the globe.

Meanwhile, Petrovich said he will do his best to work towards the development of the traditional friendly relations between Dominica and Russia, which have been in place for 28 years since diplomatic relations were established in 1995.

“And so I think we have a good potential for the development of our bilateral relations in different spheres like freight, economic investment, tourism, culture, and in particular, education,” he said.

President Savarin also pointed to the present situation in Haiti, saying that Russia can play an important role in bringing the matter to the international community.

“We in Dominica are particularly concerned by the complete breakdown of governance structures in Haiti and the prevalence of gang violence which renders normal life nearly impossible,” he stated.

“Haiti is a country which was once the wealthiest colony in the Americas. As a permanent member of the Security Council, the Russian Federation can play an important role in getting the international community to focus attention on the plight of the Haitian people.”

Haiti has been in turmoil since the assassination of the president, Jovenel Moïse, in 2021.

Government institutions have ceased to function effectively, and gangs, backed by wealthy oligarchs, control nearly two-thirds of the country.

Violence has forced the closure of hospitals and this has been blamed in part for the re-emergence of cholera, as well as fuel shortages that only worsen the crisis.

While in Dominica, Petrovich also met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
“There was an interesting exchange of views on the issues of bilateral relations, as well as the prospects for the development of dialogue between Russia and regional integration associations operating in the Latin [American] and the Caribbean region,” the Russian embassy in Jamaica said in a social media post.


Ambassador Petrovich and Prime Minister Skerrit

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  1. E J Nugent Thomas
    May 26, 2023

    Pukey! Dat ting politicians do with dere hands called handshakes. In this pic above with Charles and the Russian Ambassador, it is the Caribbean pukiest I have ever seen .

  2. E J Nugent Thomas
    May 26, 2023

    Born a chameleon will die a chameleon. The hypocritical concern expressed for Ukraine when he in the mid to late 70s had the personality of a Putin. But without the military hardware. In a vicious political role, Charles motivated Dominicans against Dominicans to scorch the Streets and buildings and businesses in Roseau . In the end an elected government was removed. Hundreds and hundreds of lives were destroyed in a small community/country.

    A harsh Dominican that never showed remorse or regret for the life-long negative political and social effects in my hometown. Look back at the inflammatory speeches laced with a lot of lies he spewed. How he and cohorts embarrassed people. Poisoning of minds. A peddler of anti social tendencies he influenced on our Society.

    Today Charles wants to show solidarity to a foreign country – Ukraine. A former part of Russia now decaying by disruptive power.

  3. Ukraine is just a pawn
    May 25, 2023

    MEME is quite correct in his assessment of the origin of the war in Ukraine. What is rarely mentioned, however, is that the people of Crimea and the Donbass voted for their future in elections deemed free and fair by international observers. In 2014 over 97% of Crimeans voted to return to being part of Russia, whilst Donbass voted to become independent of Ukraine by forming the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. This received scant coverage in the western main stream media and Ukraine refused to recognize this democratic process, attacking these areas militarily for the next 8 years, backed by NATO. To protect the citizens of Donbass, mostly ethnic Russians, Putin had little choice but to launch a counter offensive. Since this conflict began the people of Donbass voted again, this time to, like Crimea, return to being a part of Russia, ratified by 113 international observers – again un or under reported in the western msm.

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    • Marcas
      June 1, 2023

      Who deemed those elections free and fair? Must be the same people that always ‘deem’ in Dominica.

  4. JAH KAL
    May 25, 2023

    Savarin you worry about Ukrain what about Dominica ?.
    The party soon over i hpoe you dont do like that fool they call trump power huggers. Come and pay for the 47 day strike you cripple dominica with ,karma savarin karma.

  5. Not my damn business
    May 24, 2023

    Charles Savarin is a turnoff and in a real country would probably be treated as a traitor and dealt with accordingly. Savarin helped Skerrit daykalay Dominica and for that alone his shadow gets me upset

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  6. In D Bag
    May 24, 2023

    The Russians are coming. The Cubans and Chinese are already here – The gathering of the communist Fleet. Are we still Democratic? I think the Demons got it.

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  7. If we knew better
    May 23, 2023

    Yea dude needs to STFU and stay out of this. What concern you have? That not your fight. Not nowhere close to Dominica.

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  8. Lin clown
    May 23, 2023

    I support you 100% MEME.You praising Skerrit does not make a difference.Skerrit has been in power for 23 years without your support.America murdered thousands of innocent men,women and children in Vietnam.They did the samething in Korea.In Afghanistan they also murdered thousands of innocent men,women and children.In 1962,America decided to start a 3rd world war if Russia installed nuclear weapons in Cuba.Cuba is 90 miles from florida.Today America is supporting Ukraine on becoming a NATO member and installing NATO weapons on the boarder of Russia.Don’t do it and let me do it.Hypocrites just like IBO.

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  9. Ibo France
    May 23, 2023

    What did I gain after reading this article? NOTHING! It was as empty as a rusty tin can.

    Roosevelt seeks out the most despicable, despotic dictators to have a cozy relationship. Russia, China, Syria, and I heard North Korea and Myanmar (formerly Burma) are next at the top of the list.

    Imagine Russia is wilfully reigning down missiles and bombs on schools, hospitals, ambulances, residential areas killing thousands of innocent civilians. To have close diplomatic ties with such a tyrannical, rogue nation is simply unfathomable.

    No wonder Roosevelt curses, demonizes, harasses and jails all who he perceives as his foes. Just as these notorious scumbags do. He has taken a page from their obscene book.

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  10. Bwa-Banday
    May 23, 2023

    Birds of a feather flock together :twisted:! We should NEVER have accepted that visit based on what’s going on in Ukraine. Tell mister pack his sheety bag and leave our shores. We don’t need any communist among us. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Skerro making his bed for when he has to run even if his decisions are against the will of the majority. He and Charlo should just do us a favor and leave with this so called ambassador.

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    • MEME
      May 23, 2023

      I have long realised that it’s not solely because of Skerrit’s, bad governance only that UWP is languishing in opposition, it’s also because you all UWP supporters are brainwashed into believing that if the Skerrit led DLP is doing something then it must be wrong. Total foolishness!! Total absurdity! Thank God my mindset is different…What would you say had it been an American?…Were you taught that Russians and Chinese are bad and Americans are good? Those are the people at the forefront of a multi polar world! And i welcome them!!

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  11. MEME
    May 23, 2023

    Sleepy Joe Biden (the man who needs a serious cognitive evaluation with dispatch), to determine his eligibility to lead, has tried his damnedest to see if he could get the rest of the world to isolate Russia, but he has failed dramatically and miserably, because the entire world knows that America and the West used a clown and criminal in UKRAINE called Zelensky, to poke Russia. So except for America and the West, the rest of the world support Russia.
    I am included….I fully support Russia, to take care of its security concerns!!!

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  12. MEME
    May 23, 2023

    I don’t often praise ROOSEVELT SKERRIT, but i applaud the relations with both China and Russia, which America (the world’s biggest bully), and the collective west) try to paint as evil….
    I am also happy that Russia is standing up to about 50 countries, NATO included, and is still dominating the battlefield, despite the UNADULTERATED GARBAGE, being spewed by WESTERN MEDIA!!!
    Russias Kinzhal hypersonic missile just recently made America’s Patriot Defence System look like scrap metal with a direct hit!
    Additionalky, i am delighted as well that Russia is depleting the collective west’s arsenal to the level where many countries can no longer supply Ukraine with any arms!!!
    I love all countries standing up to America, the nation whose foreign policy is based only on WARS, missiles, guns, bombs, coups,…..

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    • Ibo France
      May 23, 2023

      Your philosophy is: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Very flawed and misguided!

      Imagine you are praising despotic, dishonest, deplorable, detestable Roosevelt for being in bed with one of the world’s most sadistic tyrants. SMDH!

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      • MEME
        May 24, 2023

        My philosophy is to speak the truth, you spew lies. You don’t read, and on this subject area, you are putting your two feet in your mouth. You have less than a modicum of knowledge about the proxy war.. Go educate yourself.

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  13. NouLa
    May 23, 2023

    Man shut ur mouth. That was the time to make a statement and not recognize the ambassador of a country that started a war with another one.

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    • MEME
      May 23, 2023

      Russia did not start any war with Ukraine. Be careful, and learn. The war started in 2014 when America overthrew the pro Russian government lead by Victor Yanokovich an put its puppet Porochenko as leader..The dissatisfied people of Ukraine who were ethnic Russias, mainly went to the west of Ukraine, (the Donbass), to Odessa and Kharkov.
      Then the criminal Zelensky,
      started to kill the pro Russian supporters to eliminate them.. Should Russia just watch its people die and do nothing?
      So stop your foolishness about Russia started war. It’s a fat LIE!!
      America started the war!!!

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      • MEME
        May 23, 2023

        Went to the east of Ukraine, (the Donbass)..

      • Ibo France
        May 23, 2023

        You watch too much Fox ‘news’. Russia invaded Ukraine on Sept. 2022 and unilaterally declared its annexation of areas in and around Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kherson.

        Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

        Stop your asininity.

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        • MEME
          May 24, 2023

          You are the one spewing buffoonery and garbage, your doggone doltish. Shut up when you lack knowledge on a subject area. Do you even know why the Special Military Operation was conducted? You seem to be totally out of your depth here, so i’ll tell you. It was conducted because America thought that it was its God given right to arm Ukraine with all sorts of weapons, then admit Ukraine into NATO, then Ukraine would attack Russia with support coming from NATO..In other words according to Biden, the aim was to weaken Russia. The opposite is happening now, according to many war analysts.

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        • Galileo
          May 26, 2023

          Teach that empty head who is merely reaping what people say but has no knowledge himself.

      • Galileo
        May 24, 2023

        I am very sorry you were denied an American visa, but you can keep trying. Your view is so distorted that it has to be affected by some deep seated resentment for the US. I can only hope that you come to your sense, let go of the disappointment and denounce evil when you see that it.

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        • MEME
          May 24, 2023

          You are empty on the topic, and have absolutely nothing to contribute. Stop making yourself a fool, and a laughingstock.
          Go educate yourself!!

          • Ibo France
            May 25, 2023


            Your nonsensical, scurrilous attacks on people who try to pull you back from the edge of a dark space only give credence to the absurdity that occupies most of your cerebrum.

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          • Galileo
            May 26, 2023

            You are just looking for relevance. You make absolutely no sense with international diplomacy is concerned. You’re a big joke. Sending scientists who try to communicate in your language to educate himself. What a joke.

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      • Eagle-Eyed
        May 24, 2023

        For people who don’t read the news deep behind the headlines on mainstream media, what you said here makes no sense to them. They read in the media and see on TV, Russians invading Ukraine. But as you stated, the war started long before that. This is not a war between Russia and Ukraine. This is a war between Russia and the West, especially America and Britain. The whole idea is to weaken Russia as a super power and swoop in and control their resources. Ukraine is just a pawn in this fiasco and ordinary Ukrainians and Russians die needlessly in the interest of greedy capitalists who never seem to have enough. This is the state of play in the world today. People need to open their minds and understand the real news behind the headlines in mainstream media. Don’t forget that mainstream media is controlled by the capitalists who always try to make you believe what they want you to believe.

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      • If we knew better
        May 24, 2023

        In addition, its been said that the Ukraine is not a sovereign nation and still the property of Russia.

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