June 14, 2024

The United States says Bolsonaro bears “responsibility” for confronting Putin over Ukraine

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The United States says Bolsonaro bears "responsibility" for confronting Putin over Ukraine
  • Mariana Sanches – mariana_sanches
  • From BBC News Brazil in Washington

Bolsonaro sits at an event with a serious face looking forward

credit, Reuters

Illustrative image,

Bolsonaro will visit Russia in February, amid rising tensions in Europe

The US government said on Friday (28/01) that “Brazil has a responsibility to uphold democratic principles and protect the rules-based order, and to reinforce this message to Russia at every opportunity.”

The statement came in response to questions from BBC News Brasil about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (PL)’s visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin, scheduled for February.

Bolsonaro confirmed the trip yesterday, amid escalating military tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

“he [Putin] Yes, it is conservative. I will be there next month, looking for better understandings, business relationships. “The whole world is kind to us,” Bolsonaro told his supporters on Thursday, 1/27, in front of the Palacio da Alvorada.

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