HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 c16
16. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether he has information concerning the recent coup d'état in the Ukraine; whether he is aware that the German General Eichorn has overthrown the Rada Government and set up a Government of Russians of the Octobrist party, which has issued a manifesto of adulation towards the Central Powers and denouncing the Allies; and whether the British Government or the Allies will use any opportunity that may arise to defeat the Octobrist propaganda and restore to the Ukraine the right of self-determination?


I have seen the reports which have appeared in the Press regarding the recent events in the Ukraine. His Majesty's Government will, of course, do all in their power there and elsewhere to defeat German schemes of domination?


I beg to give notice that I shall call attention to this matter on Thursday next.