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Kyrgyzstan to refrain from participation in Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland

Kyrgyzstan will refrain from participation in the upcoming peace summit on Ukraine in Switzerland. The Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Edil Baisalov said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

According to him, the Kyrgyz Republic is in close contact with the Ukrainian side. From the very beginning, the country’s president announced that the republic would adhere to a position where it treats both Ukraine and Russia equally.

«The word does not mean a neutral position in Kyrgyz. We are really rooting for the earliest possible end to that crazy situation, when Russia and Ukraine ... This could not have happened even in a nightmare. But the Ukrainian side understands all our reasons. We have brought all our arguments to them. We hope to remain in this process. Moreover, we are actively making efforts within the framework of Turkic states. However, in the current situation, we have not reached the stage of bilateral negotiations. Our direct participation will not be so valuable so far. And Ukraine accepted our position,» Edil Baisalov said.

The Ukraine peace summit will be held on June 15-16 in Switzerland. The key goal of the event is to discuss peace proposals based on the UN Charter and fundamental principles of international law, as well as to stimulate the peace process in Ukraine.