Kazakhstan ‘Deeply Concerned’ with Situation in Ukraine, Calls for Political Resolution of Differences

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is “deeply concerned with the current developments in Ukraine”, the country’s foreign ministry said in a March 3 statement adding that “further escalation of tensions may lead to unpredictable consequences at both regional and global levels.”

“Kazakhstan calls on all parties to renounce options that imply the use of power and make maximum political efforts to resolve the current crisis by means of negotiations,” the foreign ministry stated. “The resolution of the crisis should be based on respect towards the fundamental principles of international law.”

“We urge all parties to maintain a balanced, objective and responsible approach towards the situation and refrain from any actions that could provoke further escalation of the crisis,” Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry declared.

“Kazakhstan hopes for an early normalisation of the situation, the prompt restoration of law and order and a peaceful dialogue between all parties involved,” the statement concluded.