British MP intends to work to enhance dialogue with Russia

© RIA Novosti / Firsov of Tatianabel Ben. Archival photoBritish MP intends to work to enhance dialogue with Russia© RIA Novosti / Tatiana Firsova

Member of the house of Commons of the British Parliament Daniel Ernakulam admitted to RIA Novosti that disappointed that he has failed to join the international Committee, but he intends to work actively with colleagues to foster dialogue with Russia.

Before it became known the new composition of the international Committee. It includes, in particular, the labour MP Chris Bryant, configured against Russia very radical and had not once allowed the sharp attacks against the Russian authorities, as well as conservative Andrew Rosindell, on the contrary, seeking to maintain dialogue with Russia. Bryant also heads the inter-party parliamentary group on Russia. Ernakulam failed to be elected to the Committee— one of the main supporters of establishing relations with Russia in the Parliament.

«I am disappointed that I was not able to return to the Committee, but I will continue to work with colleagues in this Committee and in the government to be sure that we take steps to ensure more constructive dialogue with Russia,» said Ernakulam.

He noted that his views in Parliament, not popular. «My point about the need to intensify the dialogue with Russia is unpopular, and it bothers me that our government is not properly called a Parliament to an answer concerning what it is doing to reduce tensions in relations with Moscow,» said Ernakulam.

According to the parliamentarian, one important task for Britain is to work with Ukraine and Russia. «It is imperative that Britain was working with Russia and Ukraine on implementing the Minsk agreements and for the sake of movement towards a solution acceptable to all sides,» he said.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.