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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 15 October (WS33–35), whether the interim report concerning the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 indicates whether the aircraft was attacked by warplanes or a ground-based missile; and when the final report is likely to be produced and published. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Dutch Safety Board published its preliminary report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines on 9 September 2014. Based on its preliminary findings to date, there is no indication of any operational or technical issues with either the aircraft or its crew. The damage observed on the forward section of the aircraft appears to indicate that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. It is likely that it is this damage that resulted in the loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break. The Dutch Safety Board is continuing with its investigation. There is no current indication when it will publish the final report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance the United Kingdom and the European Union are providing to Ukrainian scientific institutions that have been adversely affected by the recent political instability in that country. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2399 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK and EU are providing support to scientific institutions in Ukraine in several areas though not as a consequence of recent political instability. The Royal Society is currently funding, through its Department of Business Innovation and Skills grant, two international exchanges involving Ukrainian scientists worth £24,000.</p><p>The British Council has awarded grants of up to £5000 to support the development of partnerships between Ukrainian and UK higher education institutions in 2014-15. Priority was given to applications focussed on energy. The partnerships include:</p><p>Keele University - V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ecology Department; <br>University of Manchester - Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas; <br>Energy Institute, University College London - V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Department of Physics and Energy; <br>Aberystwyth University - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Department of Geology; <br>Durham University - V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Department of Chemistry.</p><p>The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme is funding several projects in Ukraine, such as BILAT-UKR*AINA which supports science and technology policy dialogue between the Commission, EU Member States and Ukraine. The EU Delegation in Ukraine provides funding for a number of projects in areas such as energy, environment and the sustainable management of natural resources. In addition, Ukraine is a partner country to the Erasmus+ programme, and therefore has automatic access to a number of Erasmus+ activities in the area of youth and higher education, financed through EU external and internal funds.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:47:27.6410243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:47:27.6410243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent allegations that abductions, murders, illegal arrests and searches, and judicial repression have been carried out against the Tatar population of the Crimea; and whether they have requested that the United Nations send rapporteurs to that region. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3198 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about human rights abuses being experienced by Crimean Tatars, including a new wave of disappearances, as noted in the latest report by the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights and by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights. The UK Permanent Representative to the UN in New York raised our concerns about the intimidation and harassment of Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians and all those who have refused Russian citizenship in Crimea in his statement to the UN Security Council on 12 November.</p><p> </p><p>We call on Russia to use its influence to ensure that the de facto authorities in Crimea do not violate the human rights and fundamental freedoms of any of those living there, and allow free and unconditional access by international humanitarian and human rights organisations to Crimea at all times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T14:29:04.1Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T14:29:04.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 November (HL Deb, col 840), whether they supported the European Union's attempts to bring Ukraine within its sphere of influence; and what assessment they have made of the effect of those attempts on the present situation in Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL3206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>This Government is a strong supporter of a closer EU-Ukraine relationship. The signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in June is a significant step towards closer relations, and a commitment by Ukraine to European norms and values. In the long term this could lead to EU membership for Ukraine, if that is what its people and government want, and if Ukraine is able to implement the wide ranging economic, political and judicial reforms that would be necessary to meet the demanding conditions of entry.</p><p>The crisis in Ukraine was not a result of the EU’s actions or the proposed signature of the Association Agreement in 2013. It is very clear where responsibility for the crisis lies – in Russia’s deliberate acts to destabilise its neighbour, its illegal annexation of Crimea and continued support of the separatists in eastern Ukraine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T14:34:09.787Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T14:34:09.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Ukraine about the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine and the role of pro-Kiev volunteers in that region. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL4184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is regularly raised by British Ministers and officials. Our Ambassador to Ukraine wrote to Prime Minister Yatseniuk on 14 January 2015 to express the UK’s concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the subsequent unrest in the eastern regions. He underlined UK support towards mitigating the humanitarian impacts of the situation in the Donbas. We are very concerned by reports from organisations such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Amnesty International on the actions of certain pro-Kyiv battalions operating in the eastern regions, who have allegedly been involved in abuses including abductions, unlawful detention and ill-treatment. Embassy officials have raised our concerns with the Ukrainian President’s Office and we will continue to call on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that independent investigations take place into all serious allegations of violations, whether by the pro-Kyiv forces or the separatists.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:33:45.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:33:45.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the withdrawal of Russian military personnel now alleged to be in the territory of Ukraine; and what steps they are taking to mobilise funds for aid and investment in Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4575 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK has sent very clear messages to Russia to end its deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine including in international fora, such as the UN Security Council and the EU. On 26 January, the UK Permanent Representative to the UN urged all Council members to make clear that Russia must withdraw its equipment and troops from Ukraine and play its full part in ensuring the immediate implementation of the Minsk Protocol. On 29 January, the UK supported a decision by the EU to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September in the face of continued Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p><p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), has said that the International Monetary Fund, EU and other partners should provide financial assistance to address Ukraine’s urgent financial needs, and in return the Ukrainian government must make real progress with their reform programme. The British Government has committed £10 million over two years to support governance and economic reform in Ukraine. UK assistance on the investment climate also includes support to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to set up an independent anti-corruption Business Ombudsman.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T13:36:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T13:36:12.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Ukraine, bilaterally and through the European Union, since the latest breakdown of the Minsk peace agreement; and what was the outcome of any discussions. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL4696 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials are regularly in contact with the Ukrainian authorities to discuss the situation on the ground and the diplomatic process. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), met President Poroshenko and Foreign Minister Klimkin on 27 January 2015. We support diplomatic efforts that aim to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis in eastern Ukraine, such as those led by Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande, which we hope will lead to constructive dialogue between all parties. Ukraine is also regularly discussed in the EU in the Foreign Affairs Council and at the European Council, most recently at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 9 February where new sanctions against Russians and Ukrainian separatists were adopted with implementation delayed pending the outcome of further peace talks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:39:58.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:39:58.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to provide arms to government forces in Ukraine; and whether NATO intends to do so. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s policy since the start of the crisis has been to supply non-lethal assistance to Ukrainian armed forces, in line with the Government’s assessment that there must be a political solution to this crisis. The Government is providing a substantial package of non-lethal equipment to Ukraine comprising medical kits, winter clothing and equipment, body armour, helmets and fuel. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) as an institution does not own any combat capabilities and is therefore not capable of providing arms to Ukraine. It is a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance to decide whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine. The UK is not planning to do so, but as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), said in the House of Commons on Tuesday 10 February “we will reserve the right to keep under review the question of supplying lethal aid”.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T12:44:16.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T12:44:16.677Z
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3474
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950
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to facilitate an exchange of prisoners held as a result of fighting in Ukraine, whether through the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe or otherwise; and what assessment they have made of the prospects of achieving that result. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4872 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>We continue to call on all parties to implement in full the commitments they made under the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk in September 2014, including the immediate release of all hostages and unlawfully detained persons. We support ongoing negotiations through the Trilateral Contact Group, of which the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is a member, and through the Normandy Format to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T17:47:11.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T17:47:11.553Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
178725
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the use by combatants in Ukraine of internationally prohibited weapons, for example anti-personnel mines, cluster weapons, flechettes or dum-dum bullets. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by reports regarding the use of cluster munitions in Ukraine. The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine stated on 21 October and 3 December 2014 that the Ukrainian Army has not used cluster munitions. Cluster munitions should in no circumstances be used intentionally to target civilians, and all parties to the conflict must act in accordance with international humanitarian law. Neither Ukraine nor the Russian Federation are yet States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and we call on both states to accede to that Convention.</p><p> </p><p>We are also aware of reports of the use of anti-personnel mines on Ukrainian territory, including the Crimean Peninsula. At present, it is not possible to conclude with certainty whether any parties to the conflict have used anti-personnel mines, nor which parties were responsible for such use if it has occurred. We continue, however, to monitor the situation on the ground. Ukraine is a State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and we encourage them to adhere to their obligations under the Convention. The Russian Federation is not a State Party to that convention, and we encourage it to accede.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of flechettes or expanding bullets having been used by any parties to the conflict in Ukraine.</p><p> </p><p>We are clear that all parties to the conflict in Ukraine should act in accordance with international humanitarian law, including the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T16:47:11.603Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T16:47:11.603Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this