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Brazilian envoy meeting Ukrainian officials to devise a peace plan

Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:55 UTC
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Lula described Amorim as “one of the most experienced diplomats in the world” Lula described Amorim as “one of the most experienced diplomats in the world”

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.

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  • Pugol-H

    Marvellous, the Saab Griffin.

    A third of the aircraft, in terms of cost, are British made systems, even when assembled in Brazil.

    A good choice for Brazil all round, they get to assemble many of the aircraft with the technology transfer involved and it is a good choice militarily.

    Assuming you are planning to fight a defensive war, or one within or close to your own borders.

    I admit, I was surprised when Brazil chose this option, given all the talk of the ‘Blue Amazon’ at the time, I thought the F18 would be the favourite if you want to ‘project’.

    However a sensible choice all round.

    May 11th, 2023 - 11:11 pm +1
  • Pugol-H

    Well, yes you have a point, but here you will just be assembling the aircraft from systems entirely bought in and components mostly bought in.

    However it is a good start.

    May 13th, 2023 - 05:38 pm +1
  • Brasileiro

    I believe that the important thing is not the Fighter, but the mastery of technology.

    With technological mastery we will be able to develop other products, whether in the field of aeronautics, navigation, agriculture or clean energy.

    There are many things that can be done. And SAAB/Sweden will be a partner in everything.

    May 12th, 2023 - 12:22 pm 0
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