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Kazakhstan expresses deep concern over escalating violence in Ukraine

Monday, 5 May 2014 - 1:00pm IST | Place: Astana (Kazakhstan) | Agency: ANI

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Kazakhstan has expressed deep concern over the escalating violence in Ukraine, including the recent events in Odessa, Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

A Kazakh Foreign Ministry statement issued through the Embassy of Kazakhstan in New Delhi on Monday said: "With deep grief we note that those events (in Ukraine) have led to a large number of casualties. We call on all parties involved in the confrontation to immediately renounce violence and the escalation of threats."

"We believe the urgent task now is to apply maximum efforts to search for peaceful ways of resolving the contradictions and of stabilizing the situation as soon as possible. We urge all related parties to observe the Geneva accords of April 17 of this year," the statement said further.

"We are convinced that the recent events must act as a serious signal of urgent need for the restoration of peace, stability and security in Ukraine," the statement released through the embassy in New Delhi concluded.

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