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Petro assures that Colombia will not send weapons to Ukraine despite the request of the United States

MADRID, 25 Ene.

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Petro assures that Colombia will not send weapons to Ukraine despite the request of the United States

MADRID, 25 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, has assured this Tuesday that he will not send weapons to Ukraine, despite the fact that the United States would have asked him to deliver Russian weapons.

Petro has indicated that he has refused because the Colombian Constitution orders peace, so that this material "will remain as scrap metal in Colombia, as he stated in a press conference at the end of the Summit of the Community of Latin American States of the Caribbean (CELAC), which is taking place these days in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

"In past years, Colombia bought Russian war materiel, helicopters, etc. For its own purposes within the country, that materiel is there, it has sustainability problems because assistance is now impossible to change parts," he explained.

For this reason, he added that Washington told him that, "in order to solve the problem" of the Colombian inability to "sustain these active elements", they hand over their weapons to the Biden Administration, which would be the one that would send it to Ukraine.

Thus, the president has insisted that his cabinet is concerned about this conflict, which is why he will urge the International Criminal Court (ICC) to elevate the aggression to an international crime. "We are not with anyone, we are with peace, that is why no weapon will be used in this conflict," he has settled.

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