In the Chamber of Deputies was installed Mexico-Russia Friendship Groupled by the legislator Labor Party, who was accompanied by russian ambassador on Mexico, Victor Koronelli.
However, the space was surrounded by protests from legislators from Citizen movementwho demonstrated outside the Protocol Hall with banners that had the slogan: “No to war.”
The Parliamentary Group of the National Action Party (PAN) decided not to attend because they pointed out that they would not be part of the “recklessness and insensitivity” to the advance of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory, with a balance of 2,421 civilian victims and 6.5 million displaced persons.
For his part, the Russian ambassador to Mexico, Víktor Koronelli, defended his government’s determination against the Ukrainian regime and expressed his respect for the Mexican government’s position of not joining the sanctions against the Vladimir Putin regime and not supplying weapons. to Ukraine.
“We highly value the position of the United States government in the face of the Ukrainian crisis (…), we highly respect the position demonstrated for several months by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, that Mexico will never join the anti-Russian sanctions and that it will never supply Ukraine with weapons,” he declared.
He also assured that Russia is facing a “tremendous” permanent media war supported by large media outlets and social networks.
“Photos and videos have been used that have nothing to do with the current conflict. All over the world we see many manifestations of discrimination and racial hatred. The Meta company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, changed its rules and temporarily broadcast hateful messages against Russian military personnel, as well as blocked Russian media,” he denounced.
Meanwhile, the deputies of the Citizen Movement, led by Jorge Álvarez Máynez and Salomón Chertorivski, condemned the invasion of Ukraine and the installation of the Friendship Group.
“The best way to demonstrate our friendship with the Russian people is at this time to isolate them from their tyrannical government that is massacring a people, there are already more than three million displaced Ukrainians, and we forcefully and peacefully express our rejection of the installation of the Mexico-Russia Friendship Group, our love and affection for the people of Russia, but not for a tyrannical government that invades a sovereign session”, Chertorivski mentioned.
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