AMLO Refuses to Impose Sanctions on Russia

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Google


Although Mexico “is opposed the invasion of any country’s sovereign territory by another,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said Tuesday. March 1, that his government will not impose any economic sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

“Mexico is not going to impose any type of economic reprisal (against Russia) because we want to have good relations with all the governments in the world,” López Obrador said during his daily press conference at the National Palace.

On Monday, Feb. 28, AMLO acknowledged that while Europe, Canada and the United States have closed their airspace to Russia’s state-owned Aeroflot, his administration on Thursday, Feb. 24, extended an invitation to that airlines to establish direct flights to Mexico.

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