Metcalfe quizzes William Hague on Ukraine

SOUTH BASILDON and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House of Commons to question the Foreign Secretary William Hague on the crisis in Ukraine.

Stephen Metcalfe said: “Given the situation in Ukraine and the Russian military manoeuvres taking place, what support are we giving to NATO nations such as the Baltic states and Poland?”

William Hague (The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Richmond (Yorks), Conservative) replied

“We are giving a great deal of support. My hon. Friend may be aware that we sent four Typhoon jets to take part in Baltic air policing patrols.

“Some of our soldiers have taken part in other exercises recently in the Baltic states. When we meet as NATO Foreign Ministers next week in Brussels we will discuss this and the further action that we can take to strengthen the credibility and the visibility of NATO’s commitment to collective defence.

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