ASTANA, March 18, 21:36 /ITAR-TASS/. Kazakhstan took with understanding Moscow’s decision on the admission of Crimea as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation after a free referendum in the autonomous republic, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
“Kazakhstan saw the referendum in Crimea as a free expression of the will of autonomy’s population and takes with understanding the decision of the Russian Federation in the existing conditions,” the ministry said in its statement.
It also noted Kazakhstan’s commitment to fundamental principles of international law in accordance with the UN Charter. Besides, the statement said Kazakhstan came out “in favour of peaceful ways out of the Ukrainian crisis and recovery from it through the process of negotiations under the aegis of the United Nations and other influential international organizations”.