Countries in Latin America try to get citizens out of Ukraine

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Latin American countries scramble to pull their citizens out of Ukraine as Russian troops reach capital Kyiv. The Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday it is trying to negotiate a humanitarian corridor to remove foreign civilians. Uruguay and Ecuador have also contacted European partners to come up with a rescue plan for their civilians located in war zones.

Meanwhile, Russia is trying to improve relations with Cuba — one of the few nations in Latin America to have supported the invasion. Only a few hours after the first Russian attacks, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met in Havana with Viacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the Russian State Duma. 

The meeting happened a few days after Duma agreed to postpone the Socialist island’s debt payments until 2027.