Brazil: According to Lula, Putin will not be arrested if he attends the G20 in Rio next year
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Lula has stated that Vladimir Putin can attend the G20 summit in Rio de Janeiro in the year 2024 without fear of arrest. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil and the current leader of the group, has stated that his Russian counterpart is welcome at the event. Lula has stated this since taking over as the forum’s leader.
Lula, who has controversially attempted to position himself as a peacemaker between Moscow and Kiev, stated that the Russian president would be welcome to attend the November 2024 event when he spoke at this year’s meeting in Delhi.
“Everything I can say to you is that, assuming I’m Brazil’s leader, and assuming he comes to Brazil, there’s not a great explanation he’ll be captured,” the leftwinger told the Indian news bunch Firstpost.
In March 2023, just over a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the international criminal court (ICC) issued a warrant for Putin’s arrest for alleged war crimes. As a signatory of the Rome resolution, Brazil is expected to help out ICC examinations and exercises, which lawful specialists say incorporates capturing the court’s objectives. It is widely believed that Putin chose not to attend the Brics summit in South Africa last month because both countries have signed the same charter.
Lula, on the other hand, said that Putin would be welcome at the summit in Rio, where there would be “an atmosphere of peace.” Tested over the way that Brazil was a signatory to the ICC sanction, Lula answered: ” He won’t be detained.
Many Western leaders have been offended by Lula’s policy of not choosing a clear side in the war in Ukraine, which has killed tens of thousands of people. Washington has blamed him for carelessly “parroting Russian and Chinese misleading publicity”. Lula has been urged to visit Ukraine by officials there to see “Russian aggression” up close.
In South America, Lula has also come under fire, including from the Colombian writer Héctor Abad Faciolince, who was with the Ukrainian novelist Victoria Amelina when she was killed in July by a Russian missile attack.
Abad recently stated in an interview with the Folha de So Paulo newspaper, “I would have voted for Lula in Brazil against Bolsonaro of course.” Be that as it may, the author referred to Lula’s position on Russia’s intrusion as “miserable, unsatisfactory [and] dishonorable”.
Lula, who has blamed the US for empowering the contention and wouldn’t give Kyiv weapons, guards what he calls his approach of nonpartisanship, contending that harmony can be accomplished provided that a few nations stay fair-minded.
It is accurate to say that Russia invaded Ukraine without asking for permission. Furthermore, that the US attacked Iraq without asking anybody,” Lula told Firstpost, asserting Brazil was “100 percent went against” to the intrusion of any country.