Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, facing Russian war, talks with leaders of Argentina and Chile, emphasizing his campaign to gain support from Latin America. Zelensky wrote, I want to continue to maintain relations with an important region – Latin America.

Zelensky’s talks with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Chilean President Gabriel Boric come nearly two weeks after talks with Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.

At the time, Zelensky said talks with Lasso and Giamattei marked “the beginning of our new policy of restoring relations with Latin America”. The Argentine government said Fernandez spoke for 35 minutes with Ukraine’s leader, in which he offered to help with any talks with Russia. According to the release, as the current head of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Nations, Fernandez told Zelensky, “Latin America is a peace-loving continent that rejects the use of force and insists on dialogue to resolve conflicts.” ”

Prior to the war, Fernández was looking to improve relations with Russia. In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in early February, Fernandez said Argentina should become the “gateway to Latin America” ​​for Russia. Fernandez later denounced the Russian invasion. PLC/GT


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