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Brazil's Lula snubs Olaf Scholz with Ukraine war remarks | Politico - Jan. 31, 2023 |

After Lula's remarks on Ukraine, the German chancellor stated that Russia's invasion of Ukraine was not just a European problem, but "a blatant violation of international law" and that it undermines "the basis for our cooperation in the world and also for peace."

Lula, for his part, criticized mediation efforts to date: "Until now, I sincerely haven't heard very much about how to reach peace in this war." He instead proposed to establish a peace-oriented club of nonaligned countries like China, Brazil, India and Indonesia, which he said have thus far not been involved in discussions on the war.

He also rejected the possibility that Brazil could help Ukraine to fend off Russian missile or drone attacks by selling its units of the German-made Gepard air defense tanks along with corresponding ammunition: "Brazil has no interest in handing over munitions that can be used in the war between Ukraine and Russia," Lula said. "We are a country committed to peace."

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