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Ukraine crisis a reminder that small countries must defend themselves: PM Lee

Published on Mar 6, 2014 4:15 PM
 
A map of Russia and Ukraine that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on Facebook on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that small countries must defend themselves and cannot rely solely on international treaties or the promises of others, said Mr Lee on Thursday. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF PM LEE HSIEN LOONG

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that small countries must defend themselves and cannot rely solely on international treaties or the promises of others, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday.

That is why Singapore must always maintain a strong Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team, he said in a Facebook post.

At the same time, it must also have a capable Foreign Affairs Ministry "to strengthen our ties with friends and allies", added Mr Lee. "Only then can Singapore be safe and secure.

 

 
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