Soviet Union: Soviet Representation at the United Nations
1 January 1982
A file containing documents concerning the status of the Soviet republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia. Subjects covered in the file include the British desire to avoid the possibility of Ukraine and Byelorussia joining the United Nations Committee on Disarmament; an enquiry regarding the British government's attitude to the status of the two republics; the question of whether the British government's position should be informed by the Soviet constitution; and the refusal of a visa to a Ukrainian United Nations representative who was scheduled to attend a special committee in Hong Kong.
ukraine latvia hong kong united nations apartheid byelorussia constitutions disarmament estonia international relations lithuania soviet union visas international organisations diplomatic recognition soviet foreign policy Anglo-Soviet relations international conferences british foreign policy diplomatic officials Soviet republics Francis Pym