March 2 () –
The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, held a conversation this Thursday with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, in which he conveyed Brasilia’s desire to work on a peace initiative to end the war in Ukraine .
“I reaffirmed Brazil’s desire to talk with other countries and participate in any initiative related to the construction of peace and dialogue. War cannot interest anyone,” the Brazilian Presidency said in a statement.
Zelenski has invited Lula to travel to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and has recalled that the Brazilian president has already visited the country twice: in 2004 and in 2009. In what was his first conversation with Zelenski, the tenant of the Palace de Planalto recalled that Brazil “defends the territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
In this sense, he has emphasized that the Latin American country voted in favor of the resolution condemning Russia approved by the UN General Assembly with 141 votes in favor, 32 abstentions and seven votes against in the framework of the anniversary of the war.
Lula has also shown himself willing to hold talks with the leaders of France, Germany and the United States, as well as with China and Russia, to promote a peace project. Brasilia has already been in favor of a possible initiative formed by those countries, as well as by India, although its offer has not had repercussions in Western countries.