Ukrainian diplomat Andrij Melnik Wednesday said Brazil can “play an important role” in stopping the war with Russia ahead of his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's envoy Celso Amorim in Kyiv.
Brazil can play an important role in stopping Russian aggression and reaching a just and lasting peace, said Melnikm, the first of the Ukrainian officials Amorim met before meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Happy to meet the chief advisor to Brazilian President Lula da Silva, the Ukrainian diplomat, until recently Ukraine's ambassador to Berlin, wrote on his Facebook account.
Former Foreign Minister Amorim visited Moscow in April, where he met with President Vladimir Putin, as part of Lula's plan to make Brazil a key player in finding a solution to the conflict.
Lula said from Brasilia, where he was meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, that he trusted Amorim, would return with good news after meeting with Zelensky in Kyiv.
Celso will bring me notes and solutions so we can start talking about peace. He already knows what Putin wants, now he'll know what Zelensky wants and, by then, we'll have instruments to talk with other countries and build, who knows, the possibility of stopping this war, Lula insisted.
Brazil and other countries have reasons to stay in a position of balance, Ukraine has to resist, the European Union has its reasons too, said Lula.