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Possible reason for Zelenskyy's visit to Argentina - Reuters

Possible reason for Zelenskyy's visit to Argentina - Reuters President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is traveling to Argentina to enlist the support of the Global South. This is the first visit of a Ukrainian leader to Latin America since the beginning of the full-scale war, reports Reuters.

According to the media source, Volodymyr Zelenskyy hopes to convene a global peace summit and promote the Ukrainian formula for peace, which is based on the withdrawal of Russian troops and a return to the 1991 borders.

Reuters notes that Ukraine is trying to establish ties with governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. But support for Israel contradicts the positions of some of these countries.

In addition, Zelenskyy may use the inauguration of Argentina's new president, Javier Milei, to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Ukrainian president will likely try to resolve differences over Ukraine's accession to the EU before the summit of European leaders.

Zelenskyy's visit to Argentina

In late November, Argentina held presidential elections, which were won by TikTok star and U.S. supporter Javier Milei. You can learn more about the new president of Argentina in RBC-Ukraine's article.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy was invited to the inauguration of the Argentine president on December 10. On his way to Argentina, Zelenskyy met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde. This is the first meeting of the leaders in the history of bilateral relations between the countries.

Argentine media write that Zelenskyy will be one of the most influential guests invited to the inauguration.