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UN General Assembly is appropriate place to discuss Ukraine war, not G20 Summit, says Lula

President Lula said in an interview with the Indian press this Saturday (9) that the G20 Summit is not the appropriate place to discuss the war in Ukraine, but rather the UN General Assembly, which takes place on the 19th.

“We will have the United Nations General Assembly from September 19th onwards. There is the place to discuss the war. There is the place to discuss peace. There is the place to put [Vladimir] Putin and [Volodymyr] Zelensky at a negotiating table. Everyone is against war,” he said.

“The G20 was created due to the 2008 crisis and brought discussions about economic issues, about the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the IMF. That’s why we don’t think that here, in India, is the ideal place to discuss the war”, he indicated.

Lula once again stated that Brazil “will not get involved in the war”, but that he intends to be present in the peace negotiations.

The G20 managed to overcome the impasse between the G7 and the alliance between Russia and China and reached a consensus for the publication of the final document of the Leaders’ Summit, held in New Delhi, India.

The document, however, was soft on the war in Ukraine, without adopting the tone of condemnation of the Russian invasion defended by the United States, the G7 and the European Union.

Russia, however, is only mentioned in the document in the context of the grain export agreement, which was suspended in July this year.

Source: CNN Brasil

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