Russia: Politics and Government

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 1 June 2023.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Russia’s future global priorities as set out in the foreign policy strategy document released by the Kremlin on 31 March.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We note Russia's Foreign Policy Concept, which identifies sovereignty, the legal foundations of the international system, and global stability as core to Russia's global priorities. Russia's unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine, in clear disregard for the UN Charter, is entirely contrary to each of these principles. In reality, Putin's war has left Russia isolated on the international stage. If these are truly Russia's priorities, it should withdraw its forces from Ukraine immediately.

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