MOSCOW, February. /TASS/. Moscow is studying Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's peace proposals for Ukraine, but it is taking into account the evolving situation "on the ground", Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin said in an interview with TASS.
"We took note of the President of Brazil's statements on the subject of possible mediation in order to find political ways to prevent escalation in Ukraine, correcting miscalculations in the field of international security on the basis of multilateralism, and considering the interests of all players. We are examining initiatives, mainly from the standpoint of Brazil's balanced policy, and, of course, taking into consideration the situation ‘on the ground’," he said.
Galuzin emphasized the importance of Brazil's view, which is Moscow's strategic partner both bilaterally and globally. "We are interacting constructively in the BRICS, G20, UN and its Security Council, where this nation is now represented as a non-permanent member," he added.
Russia appreciates Brazil not supplying weapons to Kiev despite US pressure, Deputy Foreign Minister emphasized.
"I would like to emphasize that Russia values Brazil's balanced position in the current international situation, its rejection of unilateral coercive measures taken by the US and its satellites against our country, and the refusal of our Brazilian partners to supply arms, military equipment, and ammunition to the Kiev regime," he said.
"At the same time, we can see how Washington is putting pressure on Brazil. Such sovereign stance deserves respect," Galuzin added.
Earlier, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stated that the country's officials had no intention of transferring weapons and ammunition to third countries to be used in the Ukrainian conflict.