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Russian anti-war protesters

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been urged to make a public offer of asylum to Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine.

British army tank in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union has challenged Liz Truss' call to increase British military spending and send warplanes to Ukraine.

British soldiers in training

In the last year, the world spent $2,113,000,000,000 on armed force, according to figures released today.

Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons

Rishi Sunak has blamed rising inflation and spiralling poverty in the UK on the war in Ukraine - even though they began before the war did.

British army tank in Estonia

Politicians have been urged to reject calls by the former Foreign Secretary to increase UK military spending by more than 50%.

A Russian woman protester is led away by police while holding white flowers

The Russian group Feminist Anti-War Resistance have called on people around the world to challenge the war in Ukraine.

An anti-war banner hanging from a bridge in St Petersburg

In response to this morning's news, the Peace Pledge Union has released the following statement.

Russian police arrest a Russian demonstrator holding a banner against war with Ukraine

Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops to Donetsk and Luhansk has been condemned by peace activists in Russia, Ukraine and around the world.

Keir Starmer

The Peace Pledge Union has strongly denied Keir Starmer's claim that peace activists who oppose NATO are supporting Vladimir Putin.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has been accused of undermining his own claim to want to settle the Ukraine crisis through patient diplomacy.

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