Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday said he will not impose economic sanctions on Russia.
López Obrador also criticized social media companies for censoring Russian media.
“We are not going to take any sort of economic reprisal because we want to have good relations with all the governments in the world,” López Obrador told a news conference.
NBC News reported:
Mexico will not impose any economic sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday.
He also criticized what he called censorship of Russian state-sponsored media by social media companies.
López Obrador’s position stands in contrast to the international sanctions imposed on Russia for President Vladimir Putin’s actions.
Russia has built strong links to various governments in Latin America, especially authoritarian administrations in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, but its ties with Mexico are seen to be limited due to the strong U.S.-Mexico relations.
The Mexican and U.S. economies are deeply intertwined. But leftist leader López Obrador has at times had testy relations with the United States and has criticized U.S. foreign policy.
Joe Biden sanctioned 4 Russian banks last week after Putin invaded Ukraine.
Biden is also expected to announced that the US will close its skies to Russian aircraft, NBC reported.