Michael Fallon discusses Russia's military capability and UK defence implications

19 May 2016

The Defence Committee hears from the Secretary of State for Defence, in it's final oral evidence session in its inquiry into Russia: Implications for UK defence and security.


Tuesday 24 May 2016, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE, KCB, ADC, DL, Chief of Defence Staff Designate
  • Peter Watkins CBE, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence

Purpose of the session

Committee has recently returned from a visit to Moscow and will question the Secretary of State for Defence on a number of issues, including:

  • Russia’s military capability and how UK and NATO capabilities compare with this;
  • Russian military and non-military action in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria;
  • UK understanding of Russia and the extent of Russian expertise within the Government;
  • The Government’s objectives for the forthcoming NATO Warsaw Summit
  • The impact of sanctions on Russia and on the UK economy

Further information

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