Nestor Jimenez and Roberto Garduno
Newspaper La Jornada
Thursday, March 10, 2022, p. 7
A second plane from the Mexican Air Force will go to Romania to bring nationals who remain in Ukraine and seek to return to Mexican territory, as well as Latin Americans who wish to leave that European region, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced yesterday at his press conference. morning press.
Minutes before the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, informed of the president’s instruction and clarified that the ship will take off as soon as the corresponding authorizations to land in Romania are confirmed, the federal Executive announced that in the aircraft will send humanitarian aid to refugee camps; he expressed that it is
Consider shipping to Russia, if necessary
In addition, he raised the possibility that, if necessary, a similar trip would also be made to serve Mexicans who are in Russia and have difficulty returning.
Questioned during the conference at the National Palace on the care of Mexicans in Ukraine, the president reiterated his government’s position in the face of the Russian invasion of that country:
Mexico’s position is very clear: no intervention in these cases, seek a peaceful solution and ensure that there is humanitarian aid, and that is what we are doing.
For this reason, he said, the request of Ukrainian legislators for Mexico to send weapons was rejected, since
It is contrary to the foreign policy of our country of non-intervention, and in addition to the fact that we do not want war, but rather we will always fight for peace.
He recalled that part of the national philosophy in this line is due to the invasions in the country throughout its history, such as the Spanish, the French or the United States; however, he pointed out,
right now the relationship with the United States is good and is characterized by friendship and cooperation.