As the current Ukraine crisis escalated party leader George Galloway expressed his feelings in a post on social media early on Thursday,
“This is not what I wanted to see in Ukraine, it didn’t have to end this way. Even days ago an agreement that Ukraine would never join Nato and the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement would have ended the crisis.
The Financial Times (belated) call for this was right. Pumping Ukraine full of Nato weapons, mercenaries and propaganda was a grave mistake (and Russia inherits a billion dollars worth of weaponry). What was intended as a demonstration of Nato strength has ended with proof of its weakness.
The US empire is fading. The sun has risen in the east. Britain should fulfil its destiny as an independent country, free from the EU and free from the USA.”
The situation in Ukraine is developing fast. Russia has declared as its aims the de-nazification and disarmament of Ukraine, insisting its targets are military and not civilian.
The Workers Party of Britain supports the efforts taken today to open a new round of negotiations in Belarus between Russia and Ukraine. Our party shall not be not drawn in to schemes aimed at chaining the labour movement to the Nato military alliance, and condemns those Labour MP’s who have been bullied out of taking the most modest of steps to protest the threat posed by Nato.
Nato is bad for Britain, and against the fundamental interests of British working people.