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Head of Zelenskyy's Office tries to involve Brazil and India in Ukrainian peace plan

Monday, 19 June 2023, 00:30
Head of Zelenskyy's Office tries to involve Brazil and India in Ukrainian peace plan
Andrii Yermak. Photo by the President’s Office

Head of the President's Office Andrii Yermak is trying to involve Brazil and India in President Zelenskyy’s peace plan, which provides for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the entire territory of Ukraine.

Source: Yermak in an interview with The Wall Street Journal

Details: According to the WSJ, Yermak said that, despite the calls of some countries for peace negotiations, Ukraine does not need intermediaries, since Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no signs of abandoning his goal, which is complete dominance over Ukraine.


Instead, Yermak wants to swing countries like Brazil and India behind Zelensky’s peace plan, which calls for Russian troops to leave all Ukrainian territory. Yermak has spoken with senior government aides in New Delhi and Brasília to encourage them to attend a peace summit.

At the same time, Ukraine is at war, and people are dying, and opening up Latin America quickly will take more than diplomatic niceties and shuffling official papers, he said.

According to the WSJ, Yermak scrolled through social media to find other targets. One of them is Colombian singer Maluma, who has 63 million followers on Instagram, a huge potential audience for Ukraine’s message.


"I don’t know this singer. It’s not my kind of music," Yermak said. "But we need him."


  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been repeatedly accused of being too friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 
  • The White House sharply criticised Brazil after their president’s statement. 
  • In early April, Silva suggested that Ukraine should give up Crimea to end the war. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry responded by saying that Ukraine does not trade its territories.
  • However, Silva refused to come to Russia at the invitation of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

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