The special advisor to the Presidency of the Republic for international affairs and former chancellor, Celso Amorim, is in Ukraine, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky this Wednesday (10).
The meeting will take place in Kiev, and on the agenda is the Brazilian proposal to create “a peace group” to resolve the war. Amorim has already been to Russia and wants to make Brazil a mediator in the armed conflict.
As reported by Priscila Yazbek, the ex-chancellor’s interlocutors point out that the idea of the “peace club” is to bring together countries that are not directly involved in the conflict, but which are great powers and have views considered relevant in global discussions.
The trip is also an attempt by the government to try to adjust the position after the speeches of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) accusing the United States and the European Union of prolonging the battle.
Other events that generated noise with the West were the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to Brazil and the trip of Amorim himself to Russia.
Even with the intention of developing the group of countries for the promotion of peace, the former Brazilian minister recognizes that neither of the two nations at war are prepared to sit around the table and negotiate at this moment.
This Tuesday (9), President Lula commented on Amorim’s trip to Ukraine. “I hope that Celso brings me not the solution, [mas] May he bring me evidence of solutions so that we can start talking about peace”, he pointed out.
“He already knows what Putin wants, he will now know what Zelensky wants, and then we will have instruments to talk to other countries and build, who knows, the possibility of stopping this war”, he added.
Lula also evaluated that each country has “its reason”, but that Ukraine cannot accept the occupation of the territory and must resist. He also stressed that he understands that a peace agreement is possible.
exchange of accusations
This Tuesday (9), Zelensky met with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and said that Russians are bloodthirsty.
“In my opinion (on Bakhmut), the Russian Federation, its military and political leaders need to ‘sell’ something to society because there are no victories. Their society is bloodthirsty and we see support for certain radical actions,” Zelensky said.
In Moscow, on the other hand, Vladimir Putin led the annual military parade on Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.
The head of state took advantage of the event to, once again, criticize the Ukrainian government and say that Russian troops, in fact, are fighting against a regime that defends Nazi-fascism.
In his speech, Putin claimed that the West has unleashed a “real war” against Russia. The speech ignored the fact, however, that Ukraine was invaded without military provocation.
*published by Tiago Tortella, from CNN
*with information from Américo Martins, from CNN
Source: CNN Brasil
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