HC Deb 05 May 1920 vol 128 cc2054-5
19 Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps are being taken to evacuate the refugees and the remnants of General Denikin's army from the Crimea; and to what place these refugees and soldiers are being taken?


As the Russian Volunteer Army is successfully defending the Crimea against the Soviet Forces attack, no steps are being taken at present.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask whether the presence of our ships and their action against the Reds were not justified, on the ground of humanity, in order to rescue these people, and, that being the case, why do we not keep the bargain and evacuate, and so prevent further bloodshed?


Is it not an act of humanity to try to defeat the Bolsheviks?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May I have an answer to my question? Is it intended to support further offensive operations by General Wrangel's army, or are we still actuated by motives of humanity?


The hon. Member had better put that question down.

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