Zelensky criticizes Brazil's position on Russian war against Ukraine

Zelensky criticizes Brazil's position on Russian war against Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says he does not support Brazil's position of neutrality on Russia's war against Ukraine.

Zelensky said this in an interview with the Brazilian TV channel Globo, Ukrinform reports.

"I spoke with President Bolsonaro, and I thank him for this call. This is not my first conversation with the President of Brazil. I do not support his position of neutrality. I do not believe that on a war happening in the world one can be neutral. ...You cannot be somewhere in the middle. You can't say I'm ready to be a mediator. A mediator in what? A mediator in a war between whom and whom? This is Russia's war against the people of Ukraine. They are on our territory," Zelensky said.

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The president is convinced that people in Brazil support the same values ​​as in Ukraine. Therefore, according to him, Brazil, like any Latin American nation, should support his country. "With neutrality, we give Putin the opportunity to think that he is not alone in this world," Zelensky said.

As reported, on July 18, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, had a phone call with President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro.

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