Bolsonaro says he plans to end conflict in Ukraine


The president of South America’s largest country has claimed to have a solution to end the conflict in Eastern Europe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he has figured out how to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but he will not share his plan with anyone until he presents it to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky next week.

“I’ll tell him my opinion, what I think,” Bolsonaro told reporters that on Thursday. “The solution to this, I know how to fix it, but I won’t tell anyone.”

The Brazilian leader will speak to Zelensky by phone on Monday. “This war has caused tremendous disruption, less for Brazil, a lot more for Europe,” said Bolsonaro.

He declined to give details of his proposed peace plan, but said the conflict could be resolved “like how Argentina’s war with the UK ended in 1982.” Argentina invaded the British-controlled Falkland Islands in April 1982, prompting the UK to send a large naval task force. Argentine forces were outnumbered and Buenos Aires surrendered in June 1982.

Bolsonaro angered US President Joe Biden and other critics in February when he went ahead with a planned trip to Moscow just days before Russia launched its offensive against Ukraine. He took a neutral stance on the conflict, refusing to join a US-led effort to isolate and cripple Moscow through international sanctions.

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