Reactions in Latin America to the crisis in Ukraine:

Latin American countries called for a peaceful solution and reacted with some nuance to the conflict in Ukraine. Mexico and Brazil are the two countries represented on the UN Security Council, which closely follows the evolution of the conflict.

Mexico

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Thursday that his country’s foreign policy will continue to “promote that there is a dialogue, that there is no use of force, that there is no no invasion”.

“We are not for any war, Mexico is a country that has always stood for peace and the peaceful settlement of disputes,” he added.

According to Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, “Mexico’s position has been very clear, both in the previous stage and since last night, and it will continue to be so. We are going to be very clearly against the use of force, against the questioning of the integrity of an independent country that is Ukraine, for the resolutions of the United Nations, for the call and the position of the secretary General of the United Nations”.

Brazil

Brazil noted that it “accompanies with grave concern the explosion of military operations” by Russia and called for “the immediate suspension of hostilities”, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

President Jair Bolsonaro avoided criticizing Russia on Thursday evening. In a social media post, he said his government “is interested in deepening friendly and business ties with other countries” and cited Russia, Ukraine and Hungary equally.

On the other hand, Brazilian Vice-President Hamilton Mourao told the press that “Brazil does not position itself as neutral. Brazil has made it very clear that it respects Ukraine’s sovereignty. Thus, Brazil does not agree with an invasion of Ukrainian territory”.

Argentina

La Casa Rosada rejected “the use of armed force”, “therefore calls on the Russian Federation to cease military actions in Ukraine”, and asked to respect the Charter of the United Nations and to act with “the utmost caution” in order to defuse the conflict. conflict.

Colombia

Colombian President Ivan Duque dismissed on Twitter “the premeditated and unjustified attack perpetrated against the Ukrainian people by Russia”.

“This not only attacks their sovereignty but threatens world peace,” he added.

In Ukraine live 68 Colombians and 28 foreigners who are part of their families. The government announced diplomatic steps to “facilitate” their “exit from Ukrainian territory,” according to a statement by Duque from the presidential headquarters in Bogota.

Chile

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera issued a statement on his social media stating that the country “condemns Russia’s armed aggression and its violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. These acts violate international law and threaten innocent lives, international peace and security.

Chile urges Russia to respect the Geneva Conventions on international humanitarian law. We will work with other countries to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict, within the framework of international law and the Charter of the United Nations”. According to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are at least 53 Chileans in different cities in Ukraine.

Venezuela

“Venezuela rejects the aggravation of the crisis in Ukraine following NATO’s violation of the Minsk agreements,” socialist President Nicolás Maduro tweeted, echoing an official statement.

The declaration “calls for a return to the path of diplomatic understanding through effective dialogue between the parties involved in the conflict to avoid an escalation”.

On Tuesday, Maduro said “Venezuela is with Putin, is with Russia, is with the brave and just causes of the world.”

After the announcement of the “military operation” of Russia, the number two considered Chavismo, Diosdado Cabello, expressed his wish “that there is no war”.

Communication Minister Freddy Ñáñez wrote on Twitter that “the objective of the operation is to protect people abused and genocidated by the neo-Nazi regime for eight years”, in line with the Kremlin’s speech.

Ecuador

“Ecuador believes in multilateralism and is prepared to respect and support the decisions taken by the UN Security Council,” the country’s president, Guillermo Lasso, said on Thursday.

“We reject any act of war that puts the civilian population on alert,” Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguin wrote on Twitter earlier.

Some 700 Ecuadorians are in Ukraine.

Peru

In a tweet from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru expressed deep concern over developments in Ukraine, rejected the use of force and reiterated its call for an end to all hostilities and ceasefire violations. fire in Ukraine.

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said his country expressed “to the Russian people, to (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin, our solidarity and our encouragement in this struggle led by the Russian people for peace”, addressing the President of the Duma (Lower House of Parliament), Vyacheslav Volodin, present in Nicaragua after having visited Cuba.

Cuba

President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who met Volodin on Wednesday in Havana, later expressed “his solidarity with Russia, in the face of the imposition of sanctions and the enlargement of NATO towards its borders”.

Honduras

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs “expresses its deep concern at Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, and calls for a return to respect for the principles of international law which are the very essence of peaceful coexistence between States, while expressing its categorical rejection of the use of force which provoke an international armed escalation generated by the situation in Ukraine.

Honduras ratifies its call for a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine”.

Guatemala

Guatemala expressed in a statement “its deep concern at the invasion of the armed forces” of Russia “on the sovereign territory of Ukraine, joining “the worldwide condemnation of this unjustified act which threatens the lives of hundreds thousands of people”.

Paraguay

President Mario Abdo said on his Twitter account on Thursday that “the Paraguayan government condemns the attacks against the Ukrainian people, in violation of the principles of sovereignty and international law and urges the aggressors to cease their actions calling for dialogue for peace and world stability”. .