Marcelo defends what Portugal is doing "everything that is possible" to help Ukraine

The President of the Republic reiterated this Saturday that the country is doing everything to help Ukraine, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signaled Portugal as one of the countries that could do more.

“I understand that those who, like President Zelensky, are experiencing a war always want more: more weapons, more military resources and more support. In this context, there are countries much richer and closer than Portugal that can give more than we have given, and we have been giving everything we can and even, in many cases, things we didn’t expect to be able to give”declared Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The head of state spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the 12th congress of the Public Ministry Magistrates’ Union (SMMP), in Vilamoura, to reinforce the limited availability of military means that can make a difference in the war with Russia.

“We understand that we are doing all that is possible under the circumstances, that is, at the political and diplomatic level, everything that is within our power; at the military level: within our availabilities. can provide these capabilities, we can within our limits. In terms of reception, our position is very simple: anyone who wants to come is welcome”noted.

Thanking the Portuguese for their receptivity to welcoming Ukrainian refugees, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa also refused to comment on the words of his American counterpart, Joe Biden, who described Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a butcher”.

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