Jeremy Corbyn has called for military alliances like NATO to be disbanded and found himself unable to express any admiration for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The former Labour leader, a long-standing critic of NATO, told Times Radio: “I would want to see a world where we start to ultimately disband all military alliances.”

Corbyn acknowledged the transatlantic alliance was not going to be scrapped immediately but added that people should “look at the process that could happen at the end of the Ukraine war”.

He said he did not blame NATO for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but questioned: “Do military alliances bring peace?”

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