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Debates on the Ukraine crisis in Spain

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Debates on the Ukraine crisis in Spain

Madrid, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The stance of the government and the political parties in Spain regarding the crisis in Ukraine is currently raising debates and conflicting criteria.
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Izquierda Unida (IU, in Spanish) categorically took a stance in favor of recovering the mobilization around the “No to war,” the slogan wielded in Spain against the attack on against Iraq in 2003. It also condemned this country’s military involvement and the escalation of warmongering in the conflict on the border between Ukraine and Russia.

At a press conference, Sira Rego, federal spokesperson for IU, insisted on the defense of dialogue, “for democracy and for de-escalation” in a conflict that she considered part of the European Union (EU)’s subordination to US interests.

“We also continue to denounce that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an instrument of war,” Rego noted and reiterated IU’s stance with an appeal for “Yes to Peace.”

For its part, Podemos co-spokesman Pablo Fernandez thanked the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE, in Spanish), the majority in the government, for having rectified in recent days and is giving priority now to diplomatic dialogue to resolve the problem in Ukraine and prevent a war.

“We hail that the Socialist Party has rectified, changed its tone and is finally talking about de-escalation and diplomatic dialogue,” Fernandez commented at a press conference.

There is a general consensus in Spain about saying no to war, he pointed out and repeated that Podemos repudiates the sending of ships and fighters to the Black Sea on a NATO mission.

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