Zelensky will meet with Brazilian president for the first time in person this week

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

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# 19 September 2023 06:27 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the first time in person on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. The leaders are both in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, APA reports citing CNN.

The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. ET, the Brazilian Presidency spokesperson Cynthia Ribeiro said. The spokesperson gave no further details.

People familiar with Zelensky's plans previously said he has several meetings with other world leaders during his time in New York.

More broadly, the Ukrainian president is planning to use an in-person appearance at the annual meeting to appeal for more support for Ukraine as it continues to wage a counteroffensive against Russia.