22 March 2022
Bridgen: Only person to blame for hardship facing Russian people is Putin
Andrew Bridgen reaffirms that the international sanctions causing such hardship to the Russian people are totally the responsibility Vladimir Putin.
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)
Does the Minister agree that the international sanctions causing such hardship to the Russian people are totally the responsibility of one man, and his name is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin?
James Cartlidge (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice)
My hon. Friend puts it perfectly. Of course, the sanctions will have and are having an economic impact. We have no quarrel with the Russian people. The blame for that impact lies squarely at the door of the Kremlin, and I think the whole world knows that.