CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS – UKRAINE CRISIS – 29 November 2004

Dr Julian Lewis: Although much of what the Foreign Secretary has said today has commanded general support across the House, it is slightly unusual to combine in a single statement four disparate conflicts or potential conflicts; I hope that that will not become the practice. As I have to choose one, may I say that we are not only at a crossroads over the future of Ukraine? Does he agree that we are also at a crossroads over how Russia will handle itself? Does he agree that one reason why there have been so many velvet revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe is that Russia declined to use force in situations about which it felt strongly? Will he be making representations to the effect that Russia should act similarly with respect to Ukraine?