BRICS Expansion Indicates World Tired of US Hegemony, Nicaraguan FM States
13:59 29.09.2023 (Updated: 17:33 08.12.2023)
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik), Lenka White - The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa agreed last month during the BRICS summit in Johannesburg to accept Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to BRICS.
The expansion of BRICS indicates that the world is tired of US hegemony and imperialism, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister Denis Moncada told Sputnik.
“The world is changing, we are transforming, we are truly driving change and it is all part of the new emerging international order. For example, the fact BRICS expanded and added six new members indicates that people around the world are saying: enough of North American imperialism, enough of slavery imposed by European powers. Our peoples and our states want to be free, independent, sovereign and pursue their own policies for the benefit of our population,” Moncada said.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa agreed last month during the summit in Johannesburg to accept Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to BRICS. The bloc was created with the goal of uniting the world's largest developing economies.
The Nicaraguan Foreign Minister has also noted that Russia is justifiably and legally defending itself in Ukraine from Western aggression.
The US, EU and NATO are using Ukraine to "defeat Russia and destroy" it, the minister said.
"Russia is actively defending itself — justifiably and based on its own and international law. So the Russian government does and will determine its domestic policy in order to resist aggression from the North American empire, which involves... Europe and NATO," Moncada said.
The West is using the conflict in Ukraine to destabilize the situation
in Russia and attack it, and this is unacceptable, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua Denis Moncada told Sputnik.
"It is clear that the situation [the conflict in Ukraine] is nothing more than a continuation of the geostrategic interests of the United States, the European Union and NATO, which are using Ukraine to attack Russia, destabilize Russia, defeat Russia and destroy Russia," Moncada said, adding that "this is unacceptable, it is reprehensible."
Canadian Parliament Honoring Nazi Veteran
Commenting on the recent incident
involving the honoring of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka in the Canadian parliament, Moncada stated that it can be viewed as a state crime.
Last Friday, the 98-year-old Hunka, who fought in the ranks of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS during World War II, was given a standing ovation by the entire Canadian legislature. The honoring of Hunka happened as the then-House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota was giving introductory remarks prior to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's address to the Canadian parliament.
"The fact that states and governments officially pay tribute to such individuals can be seen as a kind of a state crime," Moncada said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that just finished in New York.
Nicaragua's position is to condemn the aspects of history that were terrible and painful for humanity, such as the period in the 20th century involving Nazism, Fascism and Hitlerism, which sought to conquer the world under the guise of proclaiming some people to be a "superior race," the minister said.
Russia and its people played an "exceptional role" in repelling Nazi Germany's aggression
and preventing the catastrophic and destructive ideology of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from dominating the international arena, the foreign minister said.
"Consequently, it is necessary to reject or condemn any government that supports such a policy, unsuitable for humanity, which truly threatens the peace, security and stability of all peoples. Not only of Russia, but the whole world," Moncada said.