26 May 2023 21:12

Putin reiterates Russia's openness to political and diplomatic dialogue on Ukraine in phone call with Brazilian president - Kremlin

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has had a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said.

"The Brazilian president shared his impressions from attending the recent Group of Seven summit in Japan's Hiroshima on May 20-21, and set out his vision of possible mediating efforts to look for ways to settle the conflict in Ukraine," it said.

Putin "shared his principled judgments on the development of the situation surrounding Ukraine and reiterated Russia's openness to a dialogue in the political and diplomatic sphere, which still remains blocked by Kiev and its Western sponsors," it said.

Putin and Lula "discussed some current aspects of the Russian-Brazilian strategic partnership and expressed their mutual interest in its continued, consistent development, and deeper practical interaction in various fields," it said.

The two leaders also addressed Russia's and Brazil's common work within the BRICS association of countries and on other multilateral platforms, it said.

"The conversation was constructive and substantive in nature," it said.