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Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has sparked controversy over his comments about the west and Ukraine.
Corbyn gave an interview on the Beirut-based TV channel, Al Mayadeen, which has been accused of reporting pro-Russian propaganda since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The former UK politician revealed his stance on where we are with the war and said some controversial things about how the west is supporting Ukraine in the fight to defend its country.
Corbyn told Al Mayadeen: “Pouring arms in isn’t going to bring about a solution, it’s only going to prolong and exaggerate this war. We might be in for years and years of a war in Ukraine.
“What I find disappointing is that hardly any of the world’s leaders use the word peace; they always use the language of more war, and more bellicose war.”
He continued: “This war is disastrous for the people of Ukraine, for the people of Russia, and for the safety and security of the whole world, and therefore there has to be much more effort put into peace.”
Corbyn said he’d hoped that more focus would be placed on trying to organise a ceasefire and urged the UN to be “much more centre stage” in talks. He also suggested bringing in other international organisations such as the African Union or the League of Arab States.
His remarks have sparked controversy on Twitter.
Podcaster, Terrell Jermaine Starr, wrote: “Jeremy Corbyn’s moral inconsistency on Ukraine is an utter disgrace.
“There is nothing politically liberal about being silent about genocide or criticizing the West for helping Ukraine to defend itself.”
\u201cJeremy Corbyn\u2019s moral inconsistency on Ukraine is an utter disgrace. \n\nThere is nothing politically liberal about being silent about genocide or criticizing the West for helping Ukraine to defend itself.\u201d