Brazil opposes the imposition of sanctions without a mandate from the UN Security Council, and also maintains its position on the unacceptability of arms supplies to both sides of the conflict in Ukraine. The need to stop deliveries was stated by Brazilian Foreign Minister Maura Vieira, RIA Novosti reported.
“We traditionally oppose unilateral sanctions and recognize only those approved by the UN Security Council. This is the historical position of Brazilian foreign policy… Brazil adheres to its position not to send weapons to the parties to the conflict,” the minister called. Earlier, Vieira reported that Russian and Brazilian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could meet at the BRICS summit in South Africa. According to the diplomat, in the first six months of Lula’s administration, the president met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov three times already. At the same time, bilateral dialogue and negotiations on achieving peace in Ukraine took place at different levels.