Conor McGinn MP, has asked the Foreign Secretary for an update on the ongoing political and military conflict in Ukraine.
Speaking in Parliament, McGinn asked about the progress of work undertaken by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Under the Minsk agreement the OSCE has been given responsibility for monitoring ceasefire arrangements and weapons withdrawal in Donbass.
Commenting Conor said:
“The recent international focus has rightly been on the refugee crisis and action against ISIL Syria, however, we shouldn’t ignore the continuing conflict on Europe’s own doorstep.
“The OSCE is doing an important job, and I would like to pay tribute to their personnel who do their work under direct threat due to the continued fighting in Donbass.
“The aggressive posture adopted by Russia towards former Eastern bloc countries shows the need for an effective European defence umbrella. Britain must play a leading role in that, and I believe that is best achieved by our continued membership of NATO and the EU.”