The leaders of a number of Latin American countries are “with great pleasure” watching the role of Ankara in resolving the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv and want to contribute, the Turkish Foreign Minister said
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ready come to Moscow along with other leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogon, to help resolve the conflict in Ukraine. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu following a visit to Latin American countries, Vatan reports.
According to Cavusoglu, the leaders of Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela “with great satisfaction” watch how Turkey plays the role of a mediator in Russian-Ukrainian negotiations. “We'd like to do our part,” — he quoted Bolsonaro. The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry promised that Ankara would study the proposal.
RBC sent a request to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
Cavusoglu noted that Erdogan maintains contacts with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, in order to contribute to the cessation of hostilities and achieve a meeting between the heads of the two states.
Speaking of NATO's position in relation to the situation in Ukraine, Cavusoglu said that the alliance will not interfere in hostilities, but in the event of an attack on an ally country, it will “respond accordingly.”
Bolsonaro said at the end of February that Brazil took a neutral position in relation to the Russian military operation in Ukraine and would not condemn Moscow for it. Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França called sanctions against Russia “illegal” and infringing on the interests of some states.
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Latin American countries did not join the restrictive measures against Moscow, but at the same time, Chile and Argentina suspended the supply of lithium raw materials to Russia, which is necessary for technological development many industries.
On April 22, Russia lost its observer status in the Organization of American States (OAS), which unites the vast majority of countries in North and South America, with the exception of Cuba and Venezuela. Earlier, a group of US senators called on US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to achieve this. Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov responded by accusing Washington of trying to quarrel Moscow with Latin America.
The first foreign leader to come to Moscow for talks with Putin after the start of the military operation was Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Austrian Prime Minister Karl Nehammer also visited the Russian capital, this was the first visit of an EU leader to Russia since February 24. Their meeting with Putin was held in a closed format, following the results, Nehammer said that the parties had a “very tough and open conversation.” On April 26, talks with Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were held by UN Secretary General António Guterres.
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