Condemning Russia’s actions in Crimea is worth doing, but it’s not enough – British MP

The United Kingdom must continue its policy of condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea while strengthening itself to counter the Russian threat.

Stewart McDonald, a member of the UK Parliament for Glasgow South, wrote about this in an article for The Scotsman.

“Condemning Russia’s actions in Crimea is worth doing, but it’s not enough. Meaningful solidarity also means ensuring we aren’t the weak link in the chain,” the MP wrote.

He stressed that “Putin doesn’t play by the international rules-based system; indeed he is one of the greatest challenges to it.” “We saw it for ourselves when he deployed chemical weapons on UK soil against Alexander Litvinenko and Sergei and Yulia Skripal, which saw the murder of Dawn Sturgess,” the MP said.

McDonald added that Russia is spreading a wave of propaganda throughout Europe. “This underlines the need for maximum solidarity amongst free and open societies. Whether it is small democracies such as Estonia or larger nations such as France, alliances such as NATO, the EU and the OSCE are of vital importance in ensuring that we are able to work together to protect our democratic way of life,” he said.

(c) Ukrinform

3 comments

  • “Whether it is small democracies such as Estonia or larger nations such as France, alliances such as NATO, the EU and the OSCE are of vital importance in ensuring that we are able to work together to protect our democratic way of life,” he said.”

    What a load of cobblers. It’s thinking like this, that got the West in trouble in the first place. Crippling sanctions from the West are the only way to deter Putin. Have a word in Parliament about freezing all Russian assets in the UK, then see what happens.

    People like you are the problem, not the solution.

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    • McDonald is a rabid (they all are) skotz natz MP who is despicably trying to draw an analogy between the UK and Russia. In fact the natz are pro-putler and should Sturgeon lose in the current internecine dispute inside the Tartan Trot party, she will be replaced by Alex Salmond, who would have his boss putler building bases in Scotland if his national socialist party gets power.

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  • “The United Kingdom must continue its policy of condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea while strengthening itself to counter the Russian threat.”

    To me, this sounds too much like dusty, old, hollow drivel.
    Actions speak louder than words. The saying is also dusty and old but it’s not hollow and it’s no drivel. It’s God’s honest truth.

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