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Daniel Kawczynski MP concerned by 'anti-Russian hysteria' in commons

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Shrewsbury's MP says "anti-Russian hysteria" in the House of Commons is an "increasing concern".

Daniel Kawczynski

Mr Kawczynski appeared on Russia TV where he warned of "consequences too appalling to imagine" if the West fails to "promote dialogue and peace with Russia."

He said: "This is not the way to go about getting the Russians round the negotiating table.

"As a permanent member of the UN Security Council we need to come to an international agreement with them. This sort of derogatory confrontation with Russia will make it that much more difficult to convince them to negotiate with us.

"I think that the West does not really want Russia to really have any input in the Middle East at all. I think many Western politicians expect utter complete monopoly of influence in the Middle East.

"The reality on the ground is in this global world that Russia, China, some of the really large emerging powers, will have to be taken into consideration when these decisions are made.

"We have to go the extra mile and promote dialogue and peace with Russia, otherwise the consequences are too appalling to imagine."

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Mr Kawczynski posted a link to the video of his interview on Twitter and added: "Increasingly concerned about anti Russian hysteria in Commons we need more dialogue."

On Tuesday Mr Johnson, in his first appearance before Parliament as the Foreign Secretary, had ended a three hour debate on Syria by condemning what he said were "deliberate attacks on humanitarian convoys".

He also told MPs he would "like to see" demonstrations against Russia's actions take place outside the country's London embassy.

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