Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev
February 19, 2014
1. The Government of Japan expressed grave concern regarding the fact that a number of people were killed after clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police on 19. February in Kiev.
2. The Government of Japan strongly called on all the relevant parties for maximum restraint and responsible behavior without use of force and for the earliest settlement of the situation through dialogue.