Press Release Regarding The Recent Increase Of Tensions In Ukraine

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 29.08.2014

No: 279, 29 August 2014

We are deeply concerned by the news that in recent days renewed conflicts occurred in the southeast of Ukraine during which heavy weapons have also been employed, and that the serious viloations of the Ukrainian borders have taken place.

That this escalation ensued following the summit meeting held in Minsk with the participation of Russian and Ukrainian leaders on 26 August with a view to ensuring the ceasefire and peace in Ukraine, is particularly worrisome as it may prejudice the enviroment of dialogue.

We call on all parties to act with common sense for reducing the tensions and establishing an atmosphere of dialogue.

Turkey will continue to exert its efforts to find a political solution to the current crisis within the bounds of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and in compliance with the international law.

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