Statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the situation in Ukraine

Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Mar 3, 2014

Kazakhstan is deeply concerned with the current developments in Ukraine. Further escalation of tensions may lead to unpredictable consequences at both regional and global levels.

Kazakhstan calls on all the parties to renounce options that imply the use of force to normalize the situation and undertake maximum political efforts to resolve the problem through negotiations. The resolution should be based on fundamental principles of international law.

We urge all the interested parties to take a balanced, objective and responsible approach to the situation and refrain from any actions that could provoke further escalation of the crisis.

Kazakhstan hopes for an early normalization of the situation, peaceful dialogue of all the parties involved and prompt restoration of law and order.