PARIS, November 15. /TASS/. Western countries are only prolonging the Ukrainian conflict by supplying weapons to Kiev, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally faction in the lower house of France’s parliament, said on Tuesday.
"I think that weapons that are supplied to Ukraine encourage the continuation of combat operations. By sending weapons we are not looking for a peaceful solution, for the settlement of the conflict through talks," she said in an interview with the France Inter radio station. "Supplies of weapons, especially heavy weapons, only prolong the conflict."
She stressed that the Ukrainian conflict can be settled only through talks. "It is naive to think that a Ukrainian offensive can put an end to the conflict," she said. "I think that this conflict must be stopped. And the only way out is diplomatic, not military."
On February 24, Putin launched a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the heads of the Donbass republics. After that, the West imposed sweeping sanctions against Russia and beefed up arms supplies to the Kiev regime worth tens of billions of dollars.