The United Nations appoints a Brazilian general to lead investigations in Ukraine

The United Nations appoints a Brazilian general to lead investigations in Ukraine

The United Nations (UN) has appointed Brazilian General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz to head a factfinding mission in Ukraine. This was announced by UN SecretaryGeneral António Guterres in an interview with journalists.

The statements were made this Thursday (18th) in Lviv, Ukraine, along with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The soldier was chosen for his experience in peacekeeping missions. He was head of the Monusco Mission in Congo, which was deployed to counter armed terrorist groups in the region.

The Brazilian general also commanded the MINUSTAH mission in Haiti. In a note, the UN said Santos Cruz thanked him for his trust when informed. He was at his home in Brasília when he got the news.


“I have now learned that the UN SecretaryGeneral has considered my name to carry out a task in Ukraine. I am very honored and I am sure that the comrades who will also be selected by the United Nations are people of the highest quality. , and this is a great guarantee of our work, so that we can achieve a positive result on the subject under discussion,” he said.

The general’s first mission will be to lead an investigation into the explosion that killed 50 people at the prison in the town of Yelenovka, where 193 Ukrainian prisoners were being held by Russian troops.

Santos Cruz was once a minister in the government secretariat of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL). However, he left office and joined Podemos, becoming a critic of the government’s actions.