I know. Today’s thing is new. I’m just pointing out that this is normal. It’s good PR whenever a member country does this and right now Russia needs a bit of decent PR, so it’s good timing.
Devil’s usually in the details. “We’ll cancel your debt _IF_ you agree to …”
Canceling debt, while it’s a PR thing, it’s also a good thing for the banks at least. World Bank works hard at improving the African economy, while simultaneously allowing member nations to plunder, so it’s sort of a “beat your wife then give her flowers and chocolates” relationship.