Lula explains why he hasn’t met with Zelensky — RT World Information

The Brazilian president stated that the Ukrainian chief “was late” to a deliberate occasion in the course of the G7 summit in Japan

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has stated that his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, had failed to indicate up for a scheduled bilateral assembly in the course of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. 

“I had an interview, a bilateral one with [Zelensky] right here on this room at 3:15 pm. We waited and acquired the knowledge that he was late,” the president, who is often known as simply Lula, stated on Monday, as cited by Reuters. 

He added that Zelensky “didn’t present up” as a result of “clearly he had appointments and he couldn’t come.” 

AFP cited Lula as saying that he was “upset” that the assembly fell by means of. 

A face-to-face assembly with the Ukrainian chief was absent from the itinerary revealed by Lula’s workplace forward of his journey to Japan. Nonetheless, Bloomberg cited unnamed Brazilian officers as saying on Saturday that the Brazilian delegation felt pressured to rearrange a gathering between Lula and Zelensky, whose journey plans will not be often publicly introduced upfront. 

Zelensky later informed reporters that “everybody has their schedules, so we couldn’t meet with the Brazilian president.” The 2 leaders beforehand spoke over the telephone in March.

Lula has condemned Russia’s army operation in Ukraine, however refused to affix Western sanctions imposed Moscow and declined to offer weapons to Kiev. He has harassed that the Russia-Ukraine battle ought to be resolved by means of negotiations. “No resolution will final if it isn’t based mostly on dialogue. We have to work to create the area for negotiations,” Lula stated on Sunday. 

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