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Mexicans Arrive Home From Ukraine/No Weapons To Be Sent

By Karin Dilge | Fri, 03/04/2022 - 11:28

Arrival in Mexico from Ukraine. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that Mexican and Mexican-Ukrainian families had arrived safely in Mexico from war-torn Ukraine and that, if necessary, more planes would be sent to bring more families back. “We will keep working from the border. Kiev has increasingly difficult conditions” added Ebrard.

The families were flown home from Romania on a Mexican Air Force plane after escaping from Ukraine, where battles are raging against invading Russian forces.

López Obrador laments death of ‘El Mijis. López Obrador lamented the death of social and political activist Pedro Carrizales, better known as “El Mijis.” The 43-year-old was also an ex-representative in Congress for San Luis Potosi and a MORENA supporter. His death was confirmed on Wednesday. Reports said he died in a car accident. López Obrador said Carrizales’ family had asked him not to provide further information on the case but that there would be a thorough investigation.  

Russian-Ukrainian war. Regarding the war in Ukraine, López Obrador said that Mexico would not send weapons to Ukraine or anywhere else. The comment followed a request for weapons from Ukrainian legislators. “We do not want conflicts. We are advocates for dialogue and peace,” López Obrador said.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard added that Mexico would apply economic sanctions against Russia if approved by the United Nations. He reiterated that Mexico maintains its position against the Russian invasion of Ukraine and that Mexico’s main goal is to provide humanitarian help, protect the civil population and give diplomacy an opportunity to stop the conflict.

 

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, Gobierno de la República
Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst