Scholz bid to rally Ukraine support in South America falls flat

SANTIAGO, 01 February 2023, (TON): German Chancellor Olaf Scholz s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of Russia s invasion during his first South American tour fell flat, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterating his view both parties shared blame.

Scholz has sought to project unity on Ukraine during his whistlestop three-day tour, thanking all three countries he has visited – Argentina, Chile and Brazil – for condemning Russia s invasion at the United Nations General Assembly last year.

But the fallout of the war and harsh sanctions on Russia, such as soaring food and energy prices, have hit the region particularly hard, raising questions over the West s approach. Skepticism also abounds about interventionism and sanctions given its own past.

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