Lula clarified his position again after being neutral and said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is unacceptable

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva attends a meeting of businessmen at Casa América in Madrid, Tuesday, April 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Manu Fernández) (Manu Fernandez/)

He Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva clarified his position again on Tuesday after appearing neutral and criticized the Russian invasion of Ukrainebut said that no one talks about peace in what he described as a “insane war.”

During a visit to Spain, Lula said that his country is committed to finding a peace formula to end the conflict.

“The European Union never thought that it could have happened and it cannot be accepted that one country invades the integrity of another, nobody is talking about that, but How long is this war going to last, who is going to try to resolve this situation?“, he asked himself.

Lula da Silva will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, in Madrid with the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, while with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, he hopes to talk “next week”, according to what he said today during the Brazil-Spain business meeting held at Casa de América in Madrid, where he is on an official visit.

For this reason, he announced that he will discuss this issue with the President of the Spanish Government and will try to “schedule a meeting next week with Macron” that he intends to serve “to bring peace back to our beloved Europe, found a movement so that we do not stay thinking about the possibility of a third world war or the use of nuclear weapons.

A general view of Bakhmut, the site of heavy fighting with Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, April 21, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)
A general view of Bakhmut, the site of intense fighting with Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Friday, April 21, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP) (Iryna Rybakova/)

Likewise, he called for reaching “a common denominator” to obtain peace: “I am convinced that we will arrive, Brazil is determined to find partners so that Ukraine can keep its territory and the world does not suffer from a lack of food and fertilizers and can thrive”.

Lula has already spoken in Portugal about Ukraine, by betting on the creation of a dialogue group for peace between different countries, in what he called “a third way” that facilitates negotiations that end the war.

Lula angered many Western leaders this month when he called for the United States and its European allies to stop supplying Ukraine with arms, saying they were prolonging the war, prompting a White House spokesman to accuse him of parroting Russian propaganda. and Chinese.

After the reaction, the Brazilian leader softened his comments and on a visit to Portugal and Spain has condemned Russia’s violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

In Spain, Lula again called for more peace efforts “so Ukraine can keep its territory,” backtracking on a recent suggestion that the invaded country needs to make concessions to end the war and that Russia should return the territory recently. invaded but could hold Crimea.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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