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Brazil Russia India China South Africa meet declare position

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BRICS countries have made their position known in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

According to them, they are in support of talks between Russia and Ukraine to end the war.

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In a joint statement published on the Kremlin’s website on Thursday, the countries, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, made their position known.

“We have discussed the situation in Ukraine and recall our national positions as expressed at the appropriate fora, namely the UN [Security Council] and UN [General Assembly]. We support talks between Russia and Ukraine,” the statement read.

“We have also discussed our concerns over the humanitarian situation in and around Ukraine and expressed our support to efforts of the UN Secretary-General, UN Agencies and ICRC to provide humanitarian assistance in accordance with the basic principles of humanity, neutrality and impartiality established in UN General Assembly resolution 46/182,” they added.

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The BRICS summit, hosted by Beijing, marks Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first international forum with other heads of major economies since he launched his invasion in Ukraine back in February.

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Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has indicated that he was willing to hold direct talks with Putin.

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