Mexico president defends Russia participation in military parade

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday defended the presence of a Russian military unit in a weekend parade marking Mexico’s independence day, following sharp criticism his country had given a platform to forces that invaded Ukraine. Ukraine’s ambassador to Mexico, opposition politicians and critical media blasted the decision to allow a Russian unit to participate on Saturday, but Lopez Obrador said Mexico had allowed any country to join in. “We have relations with all countries in the world and we invite everyone,” Lopez Obrador said at a regular gove…

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