37. Lieutenant-Colonel MALONE
asked the Secretary of State foe Foreign Affairs whether, in the Ukraine, the British Government are supporting the Petlura or the Ataman of the Ukraine; whether their war aims are identical; and, if so, on what policy the British Government decides to whom its support should be accredited?
As regards the first and third parts of the hon. and gallant Member's question, no negotiations have been entered into by His Majesty's Government with any authorities in the Ukraine, nor have they decided to support any particular party in that territory.
As regards the war aims of General Petlura, it is understood that he is aiming at the establishment of an independent Ukraine. General Skoropadski, the Hetman of the Ukraine, fled from Kiev last November, and is not at present in Russia.
Will a comprehensive statement of our policy in Russia be supplied to the House at an early date?