Mexico president defends Russia participation in military parade


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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves as he travels from Oaxaca to Veracruz on board the "Tren Transistmico" passenger train during its first test trip, in southern Mexico September 17, 2023. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS Acquire Licensing Rights MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 (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...