Should the UK intervene in Russia?

Burnet News Club members, it is time to ask the big question. You know how Russia treats human rights, now you need to work out what can be done.

Should the UK intervene in Russia?

If you think the UK should get involved with stopping Russian human rights abuse, how should we get involved? What should we do? If you don’t think we should get involved, why do you think that?

Also… 

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122 Comments

  1. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    let them in our contry they haven’t done any thing wrong except world war 2

    mad dog

  2. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    i think that we should intervene with Russia because they should not be abusing people and sticking up for the police and letting them break into other house for no reason at all.
    by patheticblabby218910

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      Maybe we should not so we are not fighting the largest country on the map.

      The Battlefront

      • Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

        Well the largest country map is 50-55% Inhabited ,So there could still be a chance ? GoldenPanda

      • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

        I agree we could be fighting a force much stronger and larger and we would be interfering in affairs that don’t even concern us and we would be beaten. but there is a reason why we should interfere with Russia because people are getting away with things that need to be stopped but Russia isn’t stopping it. People are getting abused and feeling like giving up all hope so we should and shouldn’t interfere with the largest country on the map.

        super fast cheetah

        • Hi Allhallows and Graveney – a really good point to discuss! Well done. I want you to focus your discuss on solutions to the problem. You mention that you are worried about a world war and sceptical about whether that intervention will work. What are the alternatives?
          Does not going to war mean that we sit back and do nothing, or are there other options? Try to use reasoning here to explain your point of view!

        • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

          I agree with you, they should not abuse there citizens and that we should just hide away from them so we do not need to die.

    • Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

      But if we do, it might end in war!It’s happened before,in Ukraine.With Crimea! WiseOwl13 over and out

  3. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    We don’t want WW3 to start because of this so we should not interfere with Russia and Putin.

    The Battlefront

    • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

      I agree with you because ww3 would be near if we got involved but Russians have human rights they have the right to defend themselves

      Deadly raven

      • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

        (Forgot to sign)
        Although somewhere in my heart says that people are dying and we need to worry about that we can’t stand around and do nothing also why I think that your post is true because nobody wants WW3 to happen it would be a very bad thing and we would have to move countries,homes,and families would be lost for e.g. Dads would have to go to war. Deadly raven

      • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

        I Agree with DeadlyRaven because its true if we interfear with Russia we will
        Create war and we will create world war 3 witch will be bad and bad life to people
        That didn’t even suggest this witch will also be bad because he is right about everything he said

        From BloodRavens

        • Thanks for your comment, BloodRavens! It great to see you on the Hub.
          I’d like you to be sceptical; how do you know that interfering with Russia would start WW3?

          BNC members, I’d like you to think about what you’ve been learning in the sessions. Is starting a war the only way we could intervene in Russia? What about stopping doing business with Russia?

    • St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

      i really agree with you ,The battlefront, because i get quite scared about ww1 and ww2 so ww3 would be the worst thing to EVAH happen in my life. i think its a really good comment

      applesandpears10

      • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

        Russia is the largest country in the world and if we were to interfere with it’s conflict it would be as if we were asking for ww3

        Exalted raven

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      Agreed the Battlefront because we would be starting a war that we couldn’t win. World war three would put England’s people in danger so we shouldn’t endanger the people of Britain.

      super fast cheetah

    • Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

      I agree, I think that we should not interfere with Putin because if World War 3 starts a lot of people will get hurt and we dont want to spend more money on medicane

      thebigbob123

  4. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I disagree with the fact that people killing and abusing others.
    People are allowed to have their own rights to do what they want because you can’t force someone to do what you want, they are allowed to have their own opinions! I don’t want people that are innocent to get hurt or killed!

    StarRaven136

    • Hi StarRaven 136, it’s Olivia. Well done for giving your opinion and explaining it. I think we can all agree that we don’t want innocent people to get hurt or killed. What I’d like to know if what you think we should do about it? What are the options you have looked at in the BNC so far, and do you think any of them are feasible solutions? I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts!

      • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

        Thank you for saying that you want to hear more of my thoughts. I think that we should actually visit Russia and maybe talk to the president about it because we both know that they are not fair with most people. I will write more often , thank you for replying.

        StarRaven136

  5. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think we should but at the same time we shouldn’t because if we do we might stop Russia’s evil deeds!!
    However this may not go in the right direction and may cause a conflict between the two countries. Soon other countries would interfere with the war and it may cause world war 3!!!
    AgentKitty

  6. We shouldn’t let them in because they could start doing secret businesses with Russian people in the country and the goverment wouldn’t know about it. This means that they could start a secret alliance and try to make our country fight themselves.

  7. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I think that the fact of people being killed or abused is very silly and the innocent people have died for nothing! Although there are some suspects that are killing them the fact is still stupid. People are allowed to have THEIR own rights to defend themselves, to be whatever religion they want or to have THEIR own personal space even if they’re homeless! DiscoRaven611

  8. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    I think even if your transgender, gay, lesbian ect its fine if thats the way people want to be thats fine because everyone is still human

    by : ColaCubez

    • Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

      yeah i definitly aggre no one should be jujued on how they act , who they love ,or how they look.Know one is perfect AND KNOW ONE SOULD BE JUJED

      by Unigirl G

  9. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    From my point of view, I think the UK should interfere in what is happening In Russia, because it’s not fair if we have Human Rights’ and in other countries such as Russia they don’t, in my opinion, maybe they should change the rules a bit to make everything fair so people in Russia don’t feel unequal.
    By: Knighthunter24
    Also I have something else to state, isn’t this what part of the UK did during the Crimean war when Russia tried to take over Turkey and Britain and France Joined Turkey to defeat Russia?
    P.S. This is not from a website, this from what I see of Russia.

  10. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think the UK shouldn’t intervene with the whole Russia situation because it could possibly lead to WW3 considering whats happening in the world right now eg: Russia and Americas Cold war.If we get involved and tell Russia that we are against what they consider “Human Rights” this will mean America might get involved,if Russia does not take action or comments badly on what the UK has to say,considering that the UK and America are considered friends(Well better “Friends” than Russia and the USA) (and also to the fact the America basically dislikes Russia if you think about it) this could lead to a big disagreement between two strong countries.UK and America are also friends with other countries so teaming up this will lead to a world war.I think it is better to stay quite for time but if things get serious the UK might have to get involved but very merely….

    -GoldenPanda

  11. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    But then again, if conflict happened, WW3 would be catastrophic, I wasn’t here for WW1/WW2 but I know the damage dealt so I would not like to be involved in WW3, because there would be bombing and I’m in the UK, London so I bet this part of the UK would be targeted.

    Then again, I think we should resolve this, not with violence/conflict but non-violence and peace-offering, this would be my way of resolving what is happening.
    Knighthunter24

  12. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I disagree with people discriminating each other. Russia shouldn’t be led by Putin because he is not helping the people that live in the usually happy country. we shouldn’t interfere with affairs that don’t concern us we would start a war that we couldn’t win. But the people of Russia are abusing each other so as much as i would want us to help we shouldn’t.

    super fast cheetah

  13. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I am not sure! This is because it could go two ways. One way, which is not very likely, is that that could take it really well and either agree to another election or make differences! The other way, which is more likely, is that it would cause some sort of large argument or we could end in a big, big war!

    by popcorn

    • Well done popcorn for being open minded here and acknowledging both possibilities. This discussion is really good BNC! I’m curious to know more about each option. Why is one less likely than the other? What evidence do you have to support your argument? Olivia

  14. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I personally think that we should not
    intervene because it is their own
    dilemma and we would make a
    negative impact !
    From tealwolf.

  15. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I don’t think you should intervene with Russia because you don’t know what its all about and you can just make the fight even worse

    by pizzadancer22

  16. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that we should get involved with this so that we can tell the prime minster how important the rights are, to him and to everyone in the country. As a prime minister I would make sure that it is fair to everyone of you.
    We also shouldn’t get involved for the safety of the country.
    THIS COULD GO IN TWO WAY.
    by mmmusic

  17. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I don’t think we should intervene with Russia because it is there problem! If we get involved then it is a possibility that we could cause an even bigger dilemma that we didn’t want to be involved in. However, we don’t want this to get too out of hand or it could get even worse! So there is a 50-50 chance if we should intervene or not!

    unicornburger

  18. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I personally think half and half because if we get involved, yes we will probably start a war (which will be worse than the World War I and World War II since back then we had Bayonets and other stuff whereas now, we have machine guns, nuclear bombs, atom bombs, so if we had a nuclear bomb or an atom bomb (of even both, depending on how aggressive the opponent(s) is/are) it would wipe out technically all of the UK) but we should also help out because we have innocent people who are dead all thanks to Vladimir Putin, just because they are pointing out what Vladimir is doing wrong and what he should do. This also violates or breaches the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child “You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously” (Article 12) on this website: https://www.unicef.org/rightsite/files/uncrcchilldfriendlylanguage.pdf and people have the right to Article 17:
    “You have the right to get information that is
    important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper,
    books, computers and other sources.
    Adults should make sure that the information
    you are getting is not harmful, and help you
    find and understand the information you need”. Also, Vladimir has been President for too long, he should go now 🙂

    angrymama2218

    • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

      I agree with you angrymama2218 but I think that we shouldn’t get involved because the war will have a lot of nuclear weapons and that could kill us instantly, but if we DON’T get involved they might sort it out themeselves

      DiscoRaven611

    • Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

      I agree with your last bit. Valdmin is getting to old now and is making Russia hated and they need a new one to make Russia great agin

      By Unigirl G

  19. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    no because Russia might turn on us when we are helping and that will start a ww3

    by huskycake

  20. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    Violence is not the answer! Some people are very worried about us being beaten and not starting WW3. I understand this is important to talk about. However, the question wasn’t to start war on Russia. It was to intervene. I think words and simple gestures is what should be considered. There is enough death and harm in the world. We don’t need more! Why don’t we try to talk to them because as people are saying, Putin is doing despicable things! He needs to be stopped and force is not going to be our first resort; it should be our last. If he doesn’t listen then we’ll need to rethink our plan. But simple communication should always come first.
    Catmad

  21. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I’m very sorry because this isn’t about the question. I just would like to ask:
    How do you start a debate?
    Catmad

  22. Well the UK could intervene with Russia and help stand up for the rights of innocent people but on the other hand if it ends up badly another world war 3 could happen and no one wants that.

  23. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Should uk get involed in stopping Russia human rights?

    No because if the uk get involed with Russias human rights

    then war begins so if war begins then the uk and Russia have

    a battleground so uk should not a war with Russia because

    people in Russia or the uk will be died so they wont

    have a happy ending life.

    Fron BloodRavens

  24. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    As much as we could help, we should not interfere with Russia and Putin. As it might turn into World War 3 (WW3)
    If we did intervene, the UK will get destroyed as they could have extremely dangerous high tech weapons and bombs.

    Mr MakeYouSalty

  25. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    The UK should intervene with Russia because we can’t let the Russian government control the people like minions!
    Lizard30

  26. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I am not sure if we should intervene because we would probably start a war.
    Treedo 123

  27. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I don’t think we should interfere with Russia because
    we don’t want to start a conflict between Britain and Russia.

    By Rainbow Sky

  28. Hi BNC – I want you all to have a look at this Expert Contributor’s post: https://www.burnetnewsclub.com/jamesrodgers/
    James has answered some of your questions about Russia and rights and has said some interesting things about a war that I think you might want to read! Olivia

  29. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    YELLOW CUPCAKE Here,If i was leader I would not get involved because Russia is big and powerful too.

  30. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Britain shouldn’t interfere with Russia because instead of hating Ukraine, Russia will also hate Britain. But if Britain interferes with Russia, we will know if Russia is planning war. LittleStar466

  31. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I think we should not Intervene but we should keep are country safe and make sure we don’t end up like Russia.
    StarryLilacUnicorn

  32. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Mr Prove it. Great point

  33. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Capitan Edward Jhon Smith died on the biggest ship ever when she sinking in the ice-cold water.
    Mr Cole

  34. I believe that the UK cannot directly intervene because everyone has different perspectives and every country has their one laws; you can’t unilaterally enforce rules on another country.
    For instance:

    Sam once said, “How can you all have cheese on pizza? It’s disgusting!From now on everyone must have pizza without any chees!” Sam thought that this was obviously right and that he was doing an amazing thing. However, Sally and Ben could never eat pizza without cheese and they thought that Sam was definitely wrong!

    In this example everyone believes that what they are doing is the only thing right yet they think differently to each other. If the UK wants to make a difference then, indirectly,they can restrict trading details but their must always be an equal vote. In our world everyone has different points of views. Although, what we must do is not send troops in, as they say, ‘Violence is never the answer.’ Our world is already suffering at the moment let’s not allow more innocent lives perish.

    By Pip:Wip

    • Wow, Pip:Wip; I’m really impressed by your storytelling skills here. What a great way to show people what you mean. Well done. You’ve also shown open-mindedness by suggesting that everyone has their own, diverse views on life.

      I’d be interested to hear what you think about the idea of stopping trade with Russia, as a way of encouraging Putin to change his ways. What do you think?

      • From my perspective, I believe that it would be ideal for the UK to halt trading deals with Russia as it would definitely send a message across the world stating that what Russia is doing cannot be tolerated and immediate changes must take place. This would send a clear message that the UK believes that what Russia is doing is wrong, which could lead to other countries halting deals with Russia to, creating the ultimate impact! Altogether , this action would influence the world, making a statement in one of the most powerful ways possible ; it also is peaceful and non-violent!

        However, I personally do not think that I know the rules and regulations of the UK’s and Russia’s trading deals in enough detail ; I don’t even think, most people know them in great depth. Therefore, I may be overlooking major benefits so it would not be right for me to judge. Thinking about it, I believe that if our government published the details and made them able for young people
        to access, we may be able to find a solution. If this is not possible then the government should at least state some of the key aspects, of the deals.

        Similar to my previous post, I believe that we must listen to everyone’s views – with an open mind. Only then can we vote and make the final decision.

        By Pip:Wip

  35. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that the Uk should not interfere with Russia because they have more land, which means more people and bigger army’s were as the Uk is only an island and we have less space to build new army barroks ( not that I’m saying the older ones can’t be used). Also if the UK upset Russia they can cut off our oil supply, a vital element in modern day sosiety.

    But on the other hand, Putin treats his land better than his citizens and completely disobeys the law of human rights. Can we really let the Russians suffer?

    I think we should be involved , but not massively as Russia give us valuable resources, so I believe that we should only help the people.

    LoopyLama

  36. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I’m not sure whether I want to be part of the rights in Russia and also I’m not sure If we should get involved with this human rights thing. Let me tell you the points:

    Why we should not interfere?
    1. We could start WW2.
    2.We could suffer a lot.
    3.Donald Trump could leave us and join .Russia leaving us being weak.
    4.It’s not our problem.
    5.We were once allied with Russia.Why would we betray them?
    6.We could lose our oil supply if we have a war with Russia.

    Why we should interfere?
    1. Other countries could start thinking they don’t have to follow the law.
    2. Think about the people who are suffering.
    3. We also could by it self start a war Russia VS Russia.
    4. Putins did enough harm.
    5. Put in only cares anout land not his people so why is he still president he should fight.

    I never knew a person could change so much over a couple of years like Putin (first year he cares second he doesn’t) Not being rude to any on who is Russian I’m just putting out my point of view.

    #Priceless Bunnie

  37. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Everybody has the same rights so the UK should stay away. Therefore there will be no conflict between us. World war 3 can’t start now, we were doing so well. It’s only since world war 2 that we have had conflict so please don’t start it now.

    By Littlemisskittencorn

  38. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should help the people of Russia claim there rights
    Mr PlayStation

  39. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that the UK shouldn’t intervene with Russia because if we do… that will cause an even bigger dilemma in the problem that would have never happened if we didn’t intervene with the dilemma in the first place

    unicornburger

  40. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    We should explain human rights so they will stop war Mr Male

  41. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    We shouldn’t intervene Russia because they don’t give people freedom
    Mr Loyed

  42. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    No because we could start world war 3 and then they’ll tackle are gas which means no food or wormth in winter which will cause hunger and death.

    MR viniger chips.

  43. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    We are all people. We all have feelings. UK stay away from Russia. Russia + UK =conflict. Don’t start world war 3 now. We have done so well. Who agrees with me?!

    • Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

      We are all people. We have feelings. UK stay away from Russia. Russia + UK = Conflict. Don’t start world war 3 now. We have done so well. Who agrees with me?!
      Sorry I had to post that again. It posted itself too soon

      By Littlemisskittencorn

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  44. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think no just because they have restricted some human rights,they’re country is really like North Korea, We would accept how life goes and just deal with it, UK doesn’t need to interfere with Russia because we are not near or in Russia,I think Russia doesn’t accept everyone on Earth,they just want things their way,and no one wants World War 3 because instead it would be World War 4 because of USA And North Korea So that’s my explaination why U.K shouldn’t interfere – Little Miss Sleepy

  45. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Yes because there are stopping human rights: women don’t get the same amount of money as me,gay people will be punished or arrested and children are not allowed to go online!

  46. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    12 out of our BNC believe that we should not intervene but we should advise the Russian government to give the people of the Russian community their human rights.
    i believe we need to stand uo for thr russian people

    mrplaystation

  47. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should intervene because Religious people shouldn’t be punished because they believe I’m different religious
    Little miss naenae

  48. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Men are tacking then

    Mr viniger chips

  49. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should stop Russia because they are taking rights away.
    Freedom of speech:People can’t take people’s voices away because at one time people are going to want to make a point.
    Little miss singer

  50. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    If we have freedom of speech we could speak responsible idea to the government.so everybody has rights to speak out.
    Children also have freedom of speech because they can also speak out
    Mr Loyed

  51. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should intervene that women should have rights because they deserve the same rights of men. The human rights in Russia are being destroyed by the Russian government and we need to take action.
    Little miss gymnast

  52. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Mr PlayStation
    Don’t always rely on the BBC news because they only put things on the news that they want you to see even though there is still more to the story.

  53. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think that we should intervene because women should have rights, and Russia is taking them away unfairly.This may create friction between our country yet we all deserve freedom .

    Little miss Dance

  54. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    No because russia is got lots of bombs because Russia is the biggest country and Russia might think we are trying make a ww3 but then again yes because Russia is taking rights and right are important so I’m not sure help me out here

    Littlemiss : huskycake

  55. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should intervene because Religious people shouldn’t be punished because they believe in different religion
    Little miss naenae

  56. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think some of the other country’s should intervene and work together because uk won’t be able to win because there the biggest country in the world and they have 13 percent of our gas and they have more and weapons.
    Mr Johnson

  57. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I agree but should anyone be punish of there own religion or being preson for your own religion.
    Mr K and Miss honey.
    Thanks to Olivea we know more about it.

  58. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    By littlemiss game
    We should interver vear with Russia because they are taking Away religious rights.and getting Rid of wemon’s rights which they shouldn’t because it’s not right.And it would not be fear because women are very responsible we have the right to vote and be equal in life.

  59. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think we should intervene because although we might get hurt, cause conflict, or worse thy are taking away all rights, desintergrating them. Including the LGBT right. That stands for lesbian,gay,bisexual and transsexual. People shouldn’t be imprissoned because of the gender of the person that they love. It’s wrong. You shouldn’t be in deep,deep,DEEP trouble just because of the gender of the person you love

    Who agrees with me?!

    Please reply if you do.

    By Littlemisskittencorn

  60. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think that in Russia it is not fair if you are not allowed to marry who you want. So therefore, someone should intervene. Everyone should deserve want they want.Russia is taking all our freedom and rights.

    Little Miss Cook

  61. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    By littlemiss game

    We should interver vear with Russia because they are taking Away religious rights.and getting Rid of wemon’s rights which they shouldn’t because it’s not right.And it would not be fear because women are very responsible we have the right to vote and be equal in life.

  62. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Russia should give human right’s because there should be calm and peace in the world.

  63. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Other countries should intervene because we don’t have that much weapons and they are the biggest country and and the country with more fire power should intervene
    Mr Male.

  64. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Some people might believe in god and religions but some people might not.
    Little Miss Pebbles.

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