Sharp Criticism Of British Politicians: Stop Arming Ukraine, Sending Weapons Prolonging The War In Fact
Ukraine military illustration. (Wikimedia Commons/Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

JAKARTA - Western countries continue to supply combat equipment to Ukraine in order to keep pace with Russia. However, this strategy is believed to have prolonged the war.

The criticism came from Jeremy Corbyn. Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician who served as Chairman of the Labor Party and Chairman of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020.

Quoted from The Guardian, Tuesday, August 2, he urged western countries to stop arming Ukraine.

"Providing the weapons will not produce a solution, it will only prolong and exaggerate this war," Corbyn said.

"We may be at war for years in Ukraine," he continued.

“What I find disappointing is that almost no world leader uses the word peace; they always use more warlike language, and more warlike wars."

"This war is a disaster for the Ukrainian people, for the Russian people, and for the safety and security of the whole world, and therefore there should be more efforts for peace," he said.

Most recently, Ukraine is reported to have received a shipment of weapons from Germany, namely the Mars-II multi-launch rocket system (MLRS). Previously, the country received assistance from its ally, the United States, in the form of a high mobility rocket system aka HIMARS.

MLRS Mars II has been received by Ukraine. This shipment is the third batch as MLRS assistance from Germany. The information was conveyed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexey Reznikov in an announcement on Twitter, on Monday 1 August 2022.

“The third brother in the Long Hand family - MLRS MARS II from Germany - has arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to Germany and personally to my colleague #DefenceMinister Christine Lambrecht for this system. Our artillery troops salute our German partners!” wrote Alexey Reznikov in a tweet.

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