Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Franca informed this Friday, the 25th that Brazil has started a campaign to repatriate Brazilians who are in Brazil. Ukraine, The chancellor, in a conversation with the Chamber’s Foreign Relations Committee, said that about 70 Brazilians would still be transported to Romania by train today.
“I spoke to Minister Carlos Franca and Itamarti is currently coordinating an operation to evacuate about 70 Brazilians in a train car,” said the commission’s chairman, Deputy Asio Neves (PSDB-MG).
“It will depend on how many people can fit in that car, but it’s about 70 Brazilians. It looks like some Latin Americans will also board the same train to Romania,” the deputy said.
Itamarti said yesterday on the 24th that there are about 500 Brazilians living in Ukraine, most of them in the capital, Kiev. Regarding the evacuation of the rest of the country’s citizens, Toucan said that the government would only order withdrawal if it was confident that they would not be ambushed. Ukraine’s airspace is closed and the escape route is by land.
The orientation is that the exit is made towards the borders with Poland and Romania.” This is about 600 kilometers (the route to leaving the country) and Itamarti will only begin this effort when it is absolutely sure that these Brazilians will eventually fall Not an ambush victim, their lives are not at risk,” Asio said.
As the Estadao report showed, Brazilians yesterday reported frustration and a lack of help leaving Ukraine. Since Thursday morning, Ukraine has been the target of Russian bombing. Fearing increased Western influence, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been encouraging Ukrainian separatist movements. Since January, the US government has been warning of escalation of conflicts.
In the early hours of Thursday, Russia launched a series of attacks on Ukraine aimed at conquering the region. The Ukrainian government on Friday signaled its willingness to negotiate a ceasefire with Russia. The dialogue would include Ukraine’s withdrawal from participating in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military group led by Western powers.
“For him, there would be a clear discussion about the independence of those provinces in the East, which are already more closely related to Moscow and of course there is also the question of Ukraine’s non-entry into NATO. These are the terms that circulated. There are diplomats in the region that could be the basis for this ceasefire and therefore for a ceasefire, but it is still embryonic”, Asio said.
The United States and European countries announced economic sanctions on the Putin-led country. The United Nations Security Council (UN) analyzes a draft resolution that calls for condemnation of Russia. Itamarti also issued a note expressing regret over the invasion, but refrained from criticizing Russia.
President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) sought to build relations with Putin and met with him in Moscow last week. During live on the network this Thursday, Bolsonaro said he had an “extraordinary” dialogue with the Russian president and highlighted trade relations with the country involving fertilizers.
Brazil’s president also rejected Vice President Hamilton Mourao, who said Brazil was not neutral and condemned the Russian attacks. According to Bolsonaro, Maurao does not have the credibility to comment on the subject and is giving “Peruda”.