HC Deb 07 February 1980 vol 978 c276W
15. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a statement on the response by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to pressure by the Western Powers, including the United Kingdom, to end its military occupation of Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister

Soviet statements have referred to the possibility of withdrawal. Yet the Soviet Union, far from heeding world demands for withdrawal, has increased the number of its troops in Afghanistan since the invasion.

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