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Kremlin: Brazil Mediation Plan Deserves Attention


Comments from the Kremlin hitting wires talking up a Brazilian 'mediation plan' for Ukraine discussed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brazil yesterday.

  • Kremlin spox Dmitri Peskov told reporters: "Brazil's Ukraine mediation plan deserves attention."
  • Peskov added: "We are not aware of any peace plan for Ukraine conflict proposed by France."
  • Lula said this week, following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing: "The United States needs to stop encouraging war and start talking about peace, but we also have to talk to the United States and European Union. We have to convince people that peace is the way."
  • White House NSC spox John Kirby said Lula's comments were "misguided" by "suggesting the United States and Europe are somehow not interested in peace, or that we share responsibility for the war."
  • Bloomberg reported earlier today that French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to, "approach China with a plan that he believes could potentially lead to talks between Russia and Ukraine."
  • BBG: "The French strategy envisions talks between Russia and Ukraine happening as soon as this summer if all goes well..."

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