Corbyn: I suspect that those in Russia that advise President Putin became more and more alarmed at the integration of Europe with Ukraine and felt it was some kind of threat to Russia. I don't agree with that, but I think that's what they would have thought. And I go back to my point that this war is wrong, it's illegal, and it has to stop.
Note he didn’t mention NATO aspirations as though it was a minor matter. Like neutrality wasn’t the main reason for RF’s special operation as well as 8 years of bombing of Donetsk and Lugansk post Maidan that was the stated reason by RF. Whaaa ..
RFE/RL: We now see Finland and Sweden trying to apply for NATO membership. In the past you've been skeptical of NATO enlargement. Do you still remain skeptical?
Corbyn: Well, it's a matter for Sweden and Finland whether they decide to join or not. But joining military alliances is a very big step, and it will have a big effect on their defense expenditure. Because NATO requires 2 percent of GNI [gross national income] to be spent on defense. And that's a matter for them.
It’s the defence expenditure. Doh. And that's a matter for them. Pull the other one Corby!
I stopped reading there. Disingenuous and faux-naïf. I don't buy it that he is misinformed.
For info both RFE and RL (Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty) were funded by CIA until about 1995. I think NED took over thereafter i.e. cover for the CIA.