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The European Union stumbles against the resistance of the American states when it comes to condemning Russia


Yesterday the European Council presidents tried to agree on the text of a joint declaration for the meeting between the EU and the countries of CELAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) despite their difficulties in referring to the war in Ukraine. The European leaders initially intended to take advantage of this meeting, which had not taken place for eight years, to return to it The period of isolation of Russia on the international stage and met more resistance than I expected when it came to persuading many countries that insist they wanted to maintain their neutrality in the war. The fact that the first day of the meeting also coincided with Moscow announcing the termination of the agreement to allow grain exports across the Black Sea did not smooth things out either.

No Zelensky

The meeting between the EU and CELAC began with the aim of somehow inviting the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, as suggested to him by the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, when he visited Kiev on the first day of the term for the Spanish presidency. . The proposal has been rejected by countries such as Brazil, Cilek’s largest and most populous, which consider that the summit should refer only to political cooperation between the two organizations and not to the war in Ukraine.

Therefore, according to European diplomatic sources, several bilateral meetings were held yesterday, especially between the Americans, to try to agree on a final declaration that must be approved today. According to Sanchez, this Leave the meeting for a few hours To fly to Huesca for an election rally, everyone agrees that there is a need for the two regional organizations to create a mechanism for political cooperation. The problem is the lack of unity or even coordination between the different Latin American countries.

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In fact, Sanchez decided to have a separate meeting on his own today first thing in the morning with “progressive governments” to which he invited such countries as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Argentina, in addition to Mexico on the American side; And the heads of government of Germany, Portugal and Denmark from the European side, in addition to the person in charge of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and the deputy head of the Dutch Commission, Frans Timmermans.

Sanchez did not invite Delcy Rodriguez, the vice president of the Venezuelan dictatorship recognized in Europe, or the Cuban dictator Miguel Diaz-Canel.

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