April 14, 2024

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will meet his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in New York on Sept. 20, the Guardian reported on Sept. 18, citing two sources in the Brazilian government.

The Brazilian president has frustrated the Western leadership with his ambiguous stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

While acknowledging Kyiv’s right to defend itself, Lula also refused to join sanctions against Russia or send military aid to Ukraine.

Instead, he has sought to mediate a diplomatic solution to the war, even criticizing Western support for Ukraine as a way of prolonging the hostilities.

The president sparked outrage on April 6 after suggesting that Ukraine should be open to the idea of giving up Crimea in exchange for peace with Russia.

Read also: Lula: Brazil’s judiciary to decide on Putin’s arrest at G20 summit

We’ve been working hard to bring you independent, locally-sourced news from Ukraine. Consider supporting the Kyiv Independent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *