Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytri Kuleba said the choices made by each country during the war initiated by Russia will be “taken into account when building future relationships”.
“If anyone in the world thinks that the position that this or that country took at the darkest moment in Ukraine’s history will not be taken into account in building future relations, those people simply don’t know how diplomacy works,” Kuleba said in an interview with BBC.
“War is a time when you have to make choices. And every choice will be taken into account,” he added.
Although Ukraine receives broad military and economic support from countries in the West, many states in Africa, Asia and South America are neutral in relation to the conflict. This is the case of Brazil, which has always positioned itself in a neutral manner, seeking to promote peace negotiations rather than declaring support for any part of the war.
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Previously, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytri Kuleba, had already sharply criticized a demonstration calling for peace, held in Berlin on February 25. According to him, the pacifist protesters support Russia’s position in the conflict in Ukraine.
Furthermore, in an interview with the German newspaper Bildthe minister also accused Oscar organizers of hypocrisy for not agreeing to give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the opportunity to speak at the awards ceremony.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the Ukrainian chancellor’s statement, saying Kiev was trying to “awkwardly intimidate the international community” with its statements.
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Editing: Nicolau Soares