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Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev

February 21, 2014

1. The Government of Japan expressed grave concern regarding the fact that a number of people were killed as a result of clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police, including those in which guns were used, on 20. February in Kiev.

2. The Government of Japan called on all relevant parties for immediate termination of use of force, for maximum restraint and responsible behavior, and for the earliest settlement of the situation through dialogues involving all political actors.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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