Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on situation in Ukraine and Crimea

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on situation in Ukraine and Crimea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine, including the latest events around the Crimea, and expresses its concern at the escalation of the conflict.

 

Kyrgyz Republic, as before, holds the opinion that unconsidered actions and corruption of former Ukrainian authorities led to the current crisis and the deaths of dozens of innocent people.

 

At the same time, the results of the referendum in the Crimea from March 16 this year represent the will of absolute majority of the population of the Autonomous Republic . It is an objective reality, despite the polar estimates that have been given to this referendum.

 

The responsibility of those politicians who take fate in their hands in such a difficult period is extremely high. Any initiatives and actions should be aimed only to maintain fragile peace and stability in Ukraine and the region as a whole. Violent methods of confrontation are inadmissible.

 

Kyrgyzstan in its recent history has experienced two revolutions. Country experience after the April 2010 revolution, shows the crucial importance of the international partner's consistency in their intentions and actions, without policy of "double standards".

 

Kyrgyz Republic urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to resolve all disputes through peaceful talks under the international law and the UN Charter.

 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

 

 

24.03.2014

 

 

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