HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 cc573-4
13. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether trade is permitted with Southern Russia and the Ukraine through Odessa and other Black Sea ports; and whether there are any British Diplomatic and Consular representatives in the Ukraine and the Caucasus respectively?


Trade is not permitted with those parts of Southern Russia or the Ukraine which are under the control of the Soviet Government. Trade is not only permitted, but is actively encouraged, by His Majesty's Government with part of the districts under General Denikin's control. For further particulars on this head, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the official announcement which appeared in the Press on the the 20th June.

As regards the second part of the question, there are no Diplomatic nor Consular representatives of His Majesty's Government in the Ukraine, nor Diplomatic representative in the Caucasus. His Majesty's Government are, however, represented by Consuls at Novorossisk and at Batoum.

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