Underneath Hearth, Brazil’s Lula ‘Condemns’ Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Under Fire, Brazil's Lula 'Condemns' Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Lula’s assertion comes a day after US criticised his remarks throughout a current journey to China over Ukraine.


Underneath hearth for “parroting Russian and Chinese language propaganda,” Brazil’s President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday made clear his condemnation of Russia’s “violation of the territorial integrity” of Ukraine.

The White Home on Monday had criticized Lula’s remarks throughout a current journey to China that Washington was “encouraging the struggle” in Ukraine and that Kyiv shared blame for the battle.

“Brazil is parroting Russian and Chinese language propaganda with out in any respect wanting on the info,” US Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby advised reporters, whereas Ukraine additionally expressed anger on the feedback.

Lula met in Brasilia on Monday with Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov, who’s visiting a number of Latin American nations throughout the week.

On Tuesday, the Brazilian president insisted that whereas his authorities “condemns the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine” it additionally defends “a negotiated political resolution to the battle.”

Lula was talking throughout a lunch in honor of visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Lula’s principal overseas coverage adviser Celso Amorim on Tuesday described criticism of his boss as “absurd.”

“We’ve got a number of factors of convergence (with Russia), however at varied occasions Brazil condemned… the invasion of Ukraine,” he mentioned.

Brazil has not joined Western nations in imposing sanctions on Russia for its invasion, and has refused requests to provide ammunition to Ukraine.

Lavrov on Monday mentioned Russia was “grateful to our Brazilian pals for his or her clear understanding of the genesis of the state of affairs. We’re grateful for his or her want to contribute to discovering methods of settling this example.”

Lula has proposed creating a bunch of nations to mediate within the struggle.

Lavrov was in Venezuela on Tuesday, and would additionally go to Cuba and Nicaragua — all international locations whose leftist governments are below US sanctions and at loggerheads with Washington.

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