Spanish Prime Minister Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government will take the opportunity to reach a deal with Moscow on Ukraine’s eastern regions.
Lózon said Thursday that Moscow’s recent actions, which led to the removal of two Ukrainian military commanders, are the reason why he thinks it is now in the best interest of his country to begin talks with Moscow.
Lözós announcement came a day after he told reporters in Mexico that Russia’s actions in Ukraine have had a negative impact on Mexico.
“It’s a shame that it’s a very important moment in the international agenda in terms of the stability of the international order and in terms not only of the geopolitical stability of Ukraine, but also of the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Lózó said.
“I think that the Russian government must take the initiative to understand that this is not in the interest of the Mexican people.
The Mexican government is ready and willing to negotiate with Russia.”
Lózbán said that his government is willing to make concessions to Moscow, but they must first be based on principles.
“We must accept the Russian position on the Ukrainian issue,” Lözbán told reporters.
“This is not a question of giving us a gift.
This is a question that we must put in practice.”
Löziós comments come amid heightened tensions in the Ukraine, where Russia has stepped up its military intervention in support of pro-Russian separatists.
Russian troops have occupied a number of Ukrainian military bases, as well as two Ukrainian air bases.
The United States has warned that Moscow could be using Ukrainian forces in Crimea to advance its interests in eastern Ukraine.
Lobo said Russia has made it clear that they do not support Ukraine and that they have no plans to support any other country in its territorial integrity.
“If Russia continues to support Ukrainian forces, and the military units there continue to serve as instruments of Russia’s power, Russia will not accept that,” Lobo told reporters on Thursday.
The comments by Lóza are likely to further anger the Trump administration, which is already facing criticism over its policy toward Russia.
President Donald Trump has been criticized by many Republicans for not doing enough to stop Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
In a recent speech to a group of military veterans, Trump warned that Russia will “pay a very, very heavy price” if it attempts to destabilize the U.S. military.
“They will pay a very heavy cost,” Trump said.