MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will deal with Mexican lawmakers on Thursday by video, the decrease home of Congress stated, as he seeks help in his nation’s conflict with Russia.
The Mexican authorities has stated it desires to stay impartial within the battle, and a few supporters of Ukraine have criticized leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for taking concern with European arms shipments to Kyiv.
Nonetheless, Mexico has voted alongside america and different Western nations on a lot of main U.N. resolutions important of Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Congress stated in an announcement late on Wednesday that Zelenskiy would communicate throughout a gathering of a decrease home group selling friendship between Mexico and Ukraine at 12:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), confirming a Reuters report that he would deal with lawmakers.
Zelenskiy’s deal with to the legislators comes on the invitation of the friendship group, two sources accustomed to the matter instructed Reuters. There are different related teams within the Mexican Congress, together with one for Russia.
The Ukrainian embassy in Mexico didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The German president and the U.S. ambassador to Mexico have been amongst diplomatic allies who’ve sought to influence the Mexican authorities to aspect with Ukraine towards Russia.
Makes an attempt to sway public opinion in Mexico over the conflict in Ukraine have led to some notable disputes in Congress.
Final 12 months, the Russian ambassador to Mexico instructed lawmakers that Mexico would by no means take orders from “Uncle Sam”, prompting the U.S. ambassador to induce Mexico to help Ukraine.
Lopez Obrador final 12 months proposed a plan to halt the preventing in Ukraine, though Ukrainian officers opposed it, arguing it might be advantageous to Russia.
Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard met individually together with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to debate the peace plan on the U.N. Basic Meeting in September. Nothing has come of it.
Zelenskiy has stated he’ll solely take into account peace settlements after Russian troops go away Ukrainian territory.
Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov is on a Latin American tour, visiting Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba.