Brazil’s Lula declines invitation to visit Ukraine, sends aide instead

22 April, 07:03 PM
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Photo:REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Photo:REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will send an aide to Ukraine, responding to the offer to visit himself, the Brazilian newspaper wrote on April 21.

National Security Advisor Ambassador Celso Amorim will travel to Ukraine at the behest of the president, said Brazil’s head of the presidential administration’s General Secretariat, Marcio Macedo.

"The president has made a decision and instructed me to announce that the special assistant for international affairs, fand ormer foreign minister, who has already been to Russia, will visit Ukraine," Macedo said.

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Ukrainians gathered with flags near Brazil's embassy in Lisbon, Portugal on April 22, where the Brazilian President arrived. People protested Lula's recent claims that parroted Russian propaganda about the Russian war in Ukraine.

Lula said that the Western support of Ukraine prolongs the war and proposed the creation of a "political G20" that would broker peace between Ukraine and Russia.

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that he could begin to understand the real essence and consequences of Russian aggression only after visiting Ukraine.

Lula has said that the Russian dictator Putin isn't able to seize all of Ukraine: "Perhaps Crimea will be discussed. But what more he invaded, he has to think about," he said.

"Zelenskyy can't want everything either," Brazil's President added.

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