The President of Ukraine wanted to speak to the leaders of the economic union via video link.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky did not want to give the floor via video link at the summit of the economic union of South American countries Mercosur, which was held in Paraguay. This is due to the fact that there was no consensus among the participants regarding the possibility of his speech. Raul Cano, Deputy Minister of Economic Relations and Integration of Paraguay, spoke about this.
According to him, representatives of Ukraine have already been informed about this.
“There was no consensus on the possibility of such communication, so the Ukrainian colleague has already been informed that in these circumstances there are no conditions for being able to speak in the Mercosur format with the President of Ukraine,” Kano said.
Raul Cano noted that Mercosur makes decisions on the basis of consensus and that in its absence the speech requested by the President of Ukraine cannot be provided.
What is known about Mercosur
Mercosur is an economic alliance of countries in South America, the pace of development is dominated by all other similar associations. It includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay as associate members – Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
Note that in an interview with the Brazilian TV channel Globo on July 20, Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had talked with the President Brazil Jair Bolsonaro. He stated that he did not support his position of neutrality.
“I do not believe that in a war in the world one can be neutral. One cannot be somewhere in between. It cannot be said that I am ready to be a mediator. A mediator in Mediator in the war between whom and whom?”, the President said.
April 27 Focuswrote that Zelensky was invited to the G20 summit, which will be held in November. Russian President Vladimir Putin may also be present.