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Russia: Ukraine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6528, tabled on 1 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to distinguish between the people of Russia and the government of Russia in their statements on the conflict in Ukraine made in (1) domestic settings, and (2) international fora.

Answered on

15 March 2022

The Prime Minister has been clear that Russia is a great country with a rich history and proud people, and that the UK does not believe Russia's invasion of Ukraine is in the name of the Russian people. We are also clear however that Mr Putin's unprovoked, premeditated and barbaric invasion requires a strong and united international response and he must lose, and we will carry on increasing the international pressure until he does.