Russia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Falkner of Margravine Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Russia's commitment to international law and conventions.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

Russia’s actions in Crimea and the east of Ukraine are a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and are in direct contravention of international law, including the UN Charter. We are also concerned by Russia’s selective application of human rights conventions, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. These ongoing violations demonstrate Russia’s disregard for international law.

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