White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby.

Photo: Shawn Thew (Taken from RT in Spanish).

White House Homeland Security spokesman John Kirby criticized Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva on Monday for his claims that the US should stop fomenting the conflict in Ukraine.

"It is necessary for the US to stop encouraging war and start talking about peace

," said the Brazilian president during his visit to China, adding that it is just as necessary

for the European Union to start looking for ways to reach a peaceful settlement between Moscow and Kiev.

In response, Kirby claimed that Lula's comments were "just wrong."

“Brazil has addressed this issue substantively and rhetorically, by suggesting that the United States and Europe are somehow not interested in peace or that we share responsibility for war,” the spokesperson stated.

“In this case, Brazil is parroting Russian and Chinese propaganda without looking at the facts at all,” Kirby said.

And he added that Washington expected the Brazilian president to urge Moscow to end hostilities and "withdraw Russian forces from Ukraine."

In turn, Brazilian Foreign Minister 

Mauro Vieira


 US criticism of his country's foreign policy.


I do not agree at all



I don't know how or why he came to that conclusion," Vieira said, commenting on Kirby's words.

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, met with Vieira on Monday during his visit to the South American giant.

Brazil is the first destination of his tour of Latin America, which takes place from April 17 to 21, and which also includes Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

The visit focused on the potential of the Brazilian-Russian strategic partnership and the prospects for cooperation in areas of common interest, with a focus on science and technology, energy, defense, trade and education, as well as strengthening political dialogue on bilateral issues. , international and regional.

(Taken from RT in Spanish)