Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Forceful Actions taken against Large-Scale Peaceful Protest in Ukraine

December 11, 2013

  1. 1. The Government of Japan expressed concern for forceful actions taken by Ukrainian authorities against large-scale peaceful protest in Kiev despite the fact that sincere international and domestic efforts for a solution of the confrontation through dialogues were ongoing. The Government of Japan strongly calls for the Government of Ukraine to immediately stop violence against its civilians.

    2. The Government of Japan strongly calls on all the relevant parties for maximum restraint and responsible behavior without use of force.

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