Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says even as he is not interested in supplying ammunition to Ukraine, he has a mediation proposal that involves China in winning the peace in Ukraine and ending brutal Russian aggression, Deutsche Welle and the Associated Press (AP) reported.
Photo Insert: Brazil was among the 141 countries at the UN General Assembly last year that voted to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
"Brazil is a country of peace. And that is why Brazil does not want any participation in this war, not even indirectly," Lula said during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is on a four-day visit to the region.
Lula said his country would work with others to help reach peace in Ukraine, and pointed out China's role in peace talks.
"Our Chinese friends play a very important role in this," the left-wing politician said. "It's time for China to step up," Lula emphasized.
Brazil, China and Russia form part of the BRICS emerging economies which also include India and South Africa. Brazil was among the 141 countries at the UN General Assembly last year that voted to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.