MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Mexican lawmakers on Thursday by video, the lower house of Congress said, as he seeks support in his country’s war with Russia.
The Mexican government has said it wants to remain neutral in the conflict, and some supporters of Ukraine have criticized leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for taking issue with European arms shipments to Kyiv.
Still, Mexico has voted alongside the United States and other Western countries on a number of major U.N. resolutions critical of Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Congress said in a statement late on Wednesday that Zelenskiy would speak during a meeting of a lower house group promoting friendship between Mexico and Ukraine at 12:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), confirming a Reuters report that he would address lawmakers.
Zelenskiy’s address to the legislators comes at the invitation of the friendship group, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. There are other similar groups in the Mexican Congress, including one for Russia.