Bolsonaro announces «almost closed» deal to buy cheap Russian diesel fuel

Archive – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – Marcos Correa/Palacio Planalto/d / DPA

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro assured Monday that he has «almost closed» an agreement to compare diesel fuel to Russia and thus achieve a price reduction for Brazilian consumers.

«Now it is almost closed an agreement to buy cheaper diesel from Russia. Petrobas was buying it more expensive,» Bolsonaro explained during an event with supporters in front of the Alvorada Palace, the official presidential residence, according to the Brazilian press.

Bolsonaro had already raised this possibility at the end of June after a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia is sanctioned by the United States and its European allies as a consequence of the invasion of Ukraine initiated on February 24, so everything points to Moscow losing its main gas and oil buyers.

However, despite the pressures, Brazil continues to negotiate with Russia and Bolsonaro has already closed Russian fertilizer supplies.

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