During his inaugural European tour since returning to the office in January, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva found Himself in disagreement with Europe once morethis time in connection with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
the veteran left- The wing seeks to revive diplomatic relations with his country after four years of relative isolation under his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, but tensions were on display with the West over Ukraine.
On Saturday, lol again named for negotiated settlement between Kyiv and Moscow more from U.S year After the Russian invasion.
The Brazilian leader angered Ukraine by saying Kyiv shares Blame for The war did not joined Western countries in To impose sanctions on Moscow or supply ammunition to Kyiv.
“While my government condemns the violation of territorial unit of Ukraine, we support “A negotiated political solution to the conflict,” Lula told reporters after meeting Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. in Lisbon.
“We are urgently need a group of countries to sit down round table with Both Ukraine and Russia.
Brazil doesn’t do that want Involved in This war. Brazil wants peace.”
Rebelo de Souza said, “President Lula believes in the path to A just Lasting peace means making negotiation a priority.
Portugal has a different situation. We think so for Ukraine should become a path to peace first You have the right to respond to invasion. “
Portugal is a founding member of NATO was among first European countries To supply the tanks Kyiv.
Lola, 77-year-old former Metalworker who Served two of the former terms As president from 2003 to 2010, he fought back against bias over conflict, no with Europe and the United States, and no with China and Russia.
He infuriated Washington earlier this month should Stop “encouraging” war by supplying them with weapons Kyiv.
he also The United States and the European Union said:need to start We talk about peace.
Lula insisted: “If you don’t talk about peace, you contribute to the war.” on Saturday.
Envoy to meet Zelensky
after wave of criticism from europe, Kyiv And the White House that accused him of “Echoing Russian and Chinese propaganda,” Lula said. on Tuesday that Brazil “denounced” the Russian invasion.
On Friday, it is announced He was sending senior foreigners policy Chancellor Cesar Amorim to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyivafter the actors of Ukrainian community in Portugal met Brazilian delegation in Lisbon.
Brazil is determined to contribute to adoption dialogue Peace and an end to this “Brazilian conflict.” government Certain.
Comments Rebelo de Sousa on Saturday was second in days that took aim at lola, who It was named recently on Time magazine list of The world’s most influential people.
Brazil’s position at the United Nations has always been the same – on the side of Portugal, the United States and NATO “the Portuguese head of the state said earlier this week.
If Brazil changes Her attitude, that’s nothing of Portugal business. We will stick to our opinions and we will disagree.”
in spite of failure revenge on Ukraine paid tribute to Lula and Portuguese Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa first top between countries in Seven years.
Lola cheered up in a “special Visit on the occasion of the restart of Our duo dialogueAfter signing dozens of agreements in Areas including cooperation in energy, education and tourism. He is scheduled to address the Portugal national team on Tuesday parliament.
Brazilian leader’s trip to former colonial power Portugal will be followed by a two-day visit to Spain to meet King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Sanchez.
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