What’s Singapore’s View on Russia-Ukraine Conflict & Why It’s Important?

Small Country Like Singapore is Vulnerable
Small Country Like Singapore is Vulnerable

The following content is based on the Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Oral Replies to Parliamentary Question and Supplementary Question on Russia-Ukraine War, 8 May 2023.

  • Singapore’s position on Russia-Ukraine war remains unchanged.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan answered parliamentary questions and emphasised the importance of sovereignty, political independence, and territorial integrity.
  • Singapore maintains a clear and consistent stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Hey dude, wah lau eh, got big issue about Russia-Ukraine war hor.

Singapore also got something to say.

Let’s talk about this, can?

Singapore’s Stand On This War Thingy

Our Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, he say ok lah, Singapore’s position on this Russia-Ukraine war still steady, i.e. Singapore strongly condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

He very garang lor, say wah, we must “protect the sovereignty, the independence and the territorial integrity of Singapore.”

Ok lah, can understand, we small country, very vulnerable.

So, we must take clear stand based on our principles and national interests.

Answering Them Parliamentary Questions

Sylvia Lim from the opposite side, she got ask some questions about whether what Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Shanmugam, said at this ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute workshop got represent the views of our Gahmen or not.

Dr Balakrishnan kena answer on this lor.

Bro, he say yes lah, our Gahmen views about the war not changed one.

Got it ah? He also siao on about maintaining our position against the invasion.

What Our Minister Say About Small Countries

Eh bro, Dr Balakrishnan quite deep one you know.

He talk about small countries always being vulnerable and we must be careful when choosing sides.

He say, “The primary victim is the smaller country and its people who are paying the ultimate price.”

Sad sia, this war thing is always affecting the smaller countries. So, our position is clear la.

Actionable & Practical Takeaways

  • Always remember Singapore’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war, which is based on our principles and national interests.
  • Understand the vulnerability of small countries and the importance of careful diplomacy.
  • Reflect on the risks and consequences of international conflicts.

So bro, after all this chit chat, I hope you got the whole picture about what’s going on between Russia and Ukraine, and how Singapore sees this thing.

Just remember, no matter how big or small, we must stand up for our own country.

Keep ourselves updated on this global issue sia, don’t be an ignorant frog.

Eh friends, now that you know what’s going on and our stand about the Russia-Ukraine war, how you feel ah?

Come share your thoughts lah, can?

What do you think?

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