Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could travel to Brazil in April

Sergei Lavrov and Mauro Vieira (Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS) (RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY/)

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, met today in India with his counterpart from Brazil, Mauro Vieiraafter Ukraine sought the support of the South American country to add Latin America to the efforts to achieve a just peace in the European country invaded by Russia.

The ministers greeted each other cordially at the beginning of the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, reported the Russian Foreign Ministry, which has not yet revealed the content of the conversation. However, Lavrov would have spoken of the possibility of a visit to Brazil in April, as confirmed by Itimaraty after the meeting, reported the media Or antagonist.

The meeting comes after the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskywill express on the 24th, the first anniversary of the Russian war in Ukraine, his interest in meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, so that he helps Ukraine to add Latin America to the efforts for achieving the withdrawal of Russian troops from his country.

The same day, Lula insisted that “it is urgent” that a “group of countries” be created to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict.

“It is urgent that a group of countries, not involved in the conflict, assume the responsibility of directing a negotiation to restore peace,” insisted the Brazilian president.

Lula has already suggested that this group of countries could be made up of Brazil itself, China and India, with the participation of the United States, Germany and France.

Blinken said he does not plan to meet with Lavrov (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/Pool)
Blinken said he does not plan to meet with Lavrov (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/Pool) (WILLY KURNIAWAN/)

Before being reelected, Lula apportioned the blame for the conflict between Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This is Lavrov’s third meeting this Wednesday in India on the sidelines of the G20, as he also met with his Indian, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and Turkish, Mevlüt Cavusoglu counterparts.

For his part, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkendoes not plan to meet with his Russian counterparts Lavrov and Chinese Qin Gang, he said today.

There are no plans to see them at the G20although I suspect that we will surely be together in group sessions of one kind or another,” Blinken said in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, after meeting with the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyóyev, and his colleague, Bajityor Saidov, according to his words collected by the Department of State.

Asked about the fact that many of the non-aligned or neutral countries would like to see peace negotiations soon to stop the Russian war in Ukraine and that some countries look favorably on the initiative presented by China, Blinken stressed that “there are some positive elements in it”, including elements “very similar” to those contained in the plan of the Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky.

“But if China really took it seriously, the first principle it enunciated – sovereignty – would have spent the entire past year supporting the restoration of Ukraine’s full sovereignty,” he stressed.

(With information from EFE)

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