Among the foreign leaders to attend Javier Milei's inauguration in Buenos Aires, there were two who stood out from the rest. Topping the list was Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is highly dependent on assistance from abroad to fight off Russia's invasion, and the other was Jair Bolsonaro, who despite no longer being President of Brazil, was given a preferential treatment by Argentina's incoming government.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Wednesday met separately with his Brazilian and Chilean colleagues on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
US President Joseph Biden Tuesday insisted before the United Nations 78th General Assembly (UNGA) that continued military support to Kyiv was needed to “deter” Russia from invading other countries in the future. He also claimed that no country would have its independence assured if Ukraine lost the war.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has reportedly offered his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky two slots on his agenda for a bilateral meeting on the sides of this week's 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Latin American media published Sunday that his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's stance regarding the ongoing war with Russia was consistent with Moscow's narrative. I thought he had a broader understanding of the world, said Zelensky while insisting on inviting Lula to discuss the situation with him face to face.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has become a major player in South American diplomacy lately, but he has been forced to decline an invitation from his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin to go to St. Petersburg. I can't go to Russia now, Lula said days after a frustrated meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima.
In the end, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva did not get together with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky during the weekend as they were both attending the G7 Summit in Hiroshima as guests. “I think he was disappointed,” Zelensky said Sunday in an ironic tone. The meeting was officially requested by Ukraine on Friday (19/5).
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Monday promised additional military help in the form of missiles and drones to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in London. Zelensy is on a support-gathering tour of Europe which included previous stops in Italy, Germany, and France.
Teddy, a 26-year-old Uruguayan soldier who has been fighting with the Ukrainian Army since the Russian invasion began on February 24, 2022, spoke to Uruguay’s Telenoche and told that he joined the war to take advantage of everything he learned in his military training.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky remembered the victims of the 1932-1933 famine, or Holodomor (death by starvation in Ukrainian) when Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered the seizure of all grain and livestock from the newly Ukraine collectivized farms to counter rejection to the Moscow decision.