The US Administration has been putting pressure on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to cancel his upcoming trip to Moscow in an attempt to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin on the world stage, amid escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine.
That’s according to Brazilian broadsheet Folha de São Paulo, citing sources in the foreign ministry in Brasilia who say that American diplomats have expressed concern about the timing of Bolsonaro’s trip to Moscow.
The US regime is supposedly fearing that it sends a message to Russia that Brazil supports the Kremlin’s stance on Eastern Europe. Washington is clearly attempting to isolate Putin on the world stage.
Pressure to cancel the trip was reportedly exerted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday during a phone conversation with Carlos França, Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Washington’s concern comes as Moscow stands accused of placing more than 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, with some alleging it is planning an attack.
This claim has repeatedly been denied by the Kremlin, and it has also been played down by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
While much of the Western world is developing a possible sanctions regime in an attempt at deterrence, the US believes Bolsonaro’s visit could destroy the image that Putin is isolated?
According to the newspaper, similar concern was expressed to Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez, who is due to visit Russia this week.
However, Washington’s attempts to convince BRICS founding partner, Brazil to put a pause on Bolsonaro’s visit seems to have been in vain, however.
The president himself confirmed that he would be visiting Moscow, but also noted that he would not be bringing up the situation with Ukraine, noting that the visit is just about Russian-Brazilian relations.
At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Brazilian Ambassador Ronaldo Costa Filho called on Russia and Ukraine to exercise maximum restraint and to engage constructively in talks aimed at resolving their differences, and encouraged Moscow and Kiev to implement the Minsk peace agreements.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.
Tried and failed ,nothing new, nobody believes are trusts what the USA says its over..their time is up…Brazil is a power and with the BRICS ,they are a nation of over 210 million. USA is pathetic.
BRICS countries have long awaited this moment in history?
Someone needs inform Bolsonaro that Biden administration is illegitimate since the election was stolen.
Good one, thanks from editorial department.
Brazil is the largest nation in S. America & when it’s President decides he wants to meet with Russian President Putin in Moscow he is free to do so. Washington should stay out of interfering with international affairs of other nations. Besides the White House has ample of it’s own problems such as election fraud & have an incompetent/senile president in the WH.
Bankrupt USA tries to stop its downfall?
With Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela and non aligned nations organizing a new way of finding progress thru productivity rather than the piracy and resource grabbing and slavery and gangster/mugger western approach of getting wealthy, the rest of the world can now have guarded hope to live as better human beings.
The Zionist swamp in the USA killed 25 million people after WW II.