AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan respects Ukraine's territorial integrity, does not recognize Crimea as Russian and will stand by UN decisions on the issue, said First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President's Office of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov.
"Of course, Russia wanted us to be more on their side. But Kazakhstan respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine. We did not recognise and will not recognise the Crimea situation and neither the Donbas situation because the UN does not recognise them. We will only respect decisions taken at the level of the United Nations," he told in an interview with Euractive.