The relations between Ukraine and Latin America are relatively limited, but there have been some developments in recent years. Historically, Ukraine has not had extensive diplomatic or economic ties with Latin American countries. However, in recent years, Ukraine has made efforts to strengthen relations with the region. Especially in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its need for international support. Latin America has spoken out against Russian aggression, supporting successive United Nations (UN) resolutions condemning Russia. However, the region is also choosing to remain neutral.
Key Judgement 1. While Latin America has generally condemned Russia’s actions against Ukraine at the UN, most countries in the region will likely continue favouring a neutral position on the conflict over the next 12 months.
Key Judgement 2. The Ukrainian government will likely continue trying to approach Latin American governments to increase international pressure against Russia, as well as to gather more support over the next 12 months.
Key Judgement 3. Russia’s traditional allies in Latin America will likely continue to refrain from condemning the invasion, especially due to Moscow’s pressure over the next 12 months.