June 16, 2024

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Mercosur is waiting for Brazil to withdraw its statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine – International

ASSUNCTION – A joint declaration signed by three of the four founding members of the trade bloc MERCOSUR Which condemned the Russian attacks on Ukraine, was removed from the Internet on Friday, 25, due to the lack of consensus between countries.

a Paraguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first to publish the statement, said that the text was a draft statement that is still under negotiation. Sources told the news agency that the memo was published with the consent of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, but it was removed pending Brazil’s position. Reuters.

Another source consulted by Reuters He added that the memorandum will not be approved by Brazil.

Brazil, however, They voted for a resolution condemning Russia’s actions in United Nations Security Council. The Mercosur memo said Russia’s advances toward the Ukrainians constituted “a clear violation of the principles and rules of international law”. The countries called for the “immediate withdrawal of military forces from Ukraine”.

President Jair Bolsonaro He received criticism from the White House for expressing “solidarity” with Russia during a visit to Moscow this month, when he met the Russian president. Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry issued a statement Thursday expressing “concern” about Russian military operations. Bolsonaro has arrived Publicly Reprimanded Cum Hamilton Muraw to condemn the Russian invasion.

Mercosur was founded in 1991 by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Venezuela was incorporated and then suspended, while Bolivia is in the process of acceding. / Reuters

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