Mercosur did not allow Zelensky to speak at his summit

The Ukrainian president addressed a corresponding request to Paraguay presiding over MERCOSUR. However, the member countries of the association did not reach a consensus on this issue. =”MERCOSUR did not allow Zelensky to speak at his summit” />

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The global market of South American countries (MERCOSUR, includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) did not allow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to speak at his summit summit, said Paraguayan Deputy Minister of Economic Relations and Integration Raul Cano, reports Agencia de Informacion Paraguaya.

He recalled that MERCOSUR takes decisions by consensus and it has not been possible to reach consensus on this issue. Kano also said that the Ukrainian side had already been informed that “under the current circumstances, there are no conditions for being able to speak in the MERCOSUR format with the President of Ukraine.”

In early July, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry (the country temporarily chairs Mercosur) reported that Zelensky had a telephone conversation with President Mario Abdo Benitez and expressed interest in sending a message to the participants of the summit of association at the presidential level, which will be held on July 21. Benitez promised to discuss the issue with members of MERCOSUR.

On July 18, Zelensky and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had a telephone conversation. Following the talks, the Ukrainian president said that Bolsonaro had confirmed Brazil's neutral position regarding the situation in Ukraine. At the same time, Zelensky stressed that he does not support such a position of the country's authorities.

Bolsonaro himself, even before the conversation, stated that he would not disclose his details, since they are state secrets. At the same time, he previously claimed that during a conversation with Zelensky, he would offer him ways to solve the crisis in his country.

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Vladimir Zelensky

politician, president of Ukraine

January 25, 1978

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