Brazil’s Lula says meeting failed because Ukraine’s Zelenskiy was late

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on Monday that a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Japan failed because Zelenskiy was late. .

“I had an interview, a bilateral one, with Ukraine here in this room at 3:15 pm. We waited and received the information that he was late,” Lula said.

Zelenskiy “did not show up… He clearly had appointments and could not come,” Lula said.

Zelenskiy had downplayed the fact that he did not meet with Lula.

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(Reporting by Ekaterina Golubkova and Anthony Boadle; Editing by Gabriel Stargardter and Tom Hogue)

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