by Pedro Fonseca
(Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would visit Hungary and Poland after his trip to Russia next month, and said the Moscow visit was not intended to provoke any animosity amid tensions between the government and the government. The situation in Ukraine because of Russian and NATO.
“Itamarti looks at the issue. We are not leaving Brazil to create problems, animosity. We know about a country’s problem with Russia, we know,” Bolsonaro said in an evening interview with Palacio do told reporters in Planalto.
“Russia is our partner, we buy fertilizer, potash, and other things. So this is a journey that interests us and them,” he said.
Russia is currently facing a crisis with NATO as it has deployed a large number of troops to the border with the neighboring country. Western officials such as US President Joe Biden fear a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Bolsonaro also said that he should visit Hungary and Poland after his visit to Moscow. Both countries are ruled by radical right-wing politicians, who often disagree with the European Union on human rights issues.
The president also commented on visits to Guyana and Suriname this week, emphasizing that the two countries have “immense oil and gas potential.”