• 12/04/2024 22:47

Doesn’t want to spoil relations with the Russian Federation: the President of Ecuador confirmed his refusal to transfer military equipment to Ukraine

ByJohn Newman

Feb 23, 2024

The head of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, confirmed that his country will not transfer obsolete Soviet military equipment to the United States, which Washington intended to send to Ukraine. The President made it clear that Quito does not want to spoil relations with Moscow.

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Does not want to spoil relations with the Russian Federation: the President of Ecuador confirmed his refusal to transfer military equipment to Ukraine

Photo – AP/Dolores Ochoa

The leader of Ecuador, in an interview with CNN en Español, said that his country would not transfer military equipment to the States, which in Quito had previously been called “scrap metal”, after Washington said that she could end up in Ukraine.

Noboa noted that his state “does not want to be part of this,” NBN reports.

According to the politician, the Russian Federation is the third Ecuador's important trading partner, in addition, his country “does not want to violate international agreements.” The head of state added that Quito would not be a participant in the arms transfer scheme.

Recall that Ecuador wanted to give its outdated military equipment to the United States in order to receive modern combat vehicles from Washington in return. In turn, the States intended to transfer “Soviet scrap metal” to Ukraine.

Noboa’s plans caused outrage in Moscow. The speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, attacked the leadership of Ecuador. A Kremlin spokeswoman said the country's authorities had made a “reckless” decision.

nbnews.com.ua

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