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Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Situation in Ukraine

February 24, 2014

1. Japan is closely following the developments in Ukraine.

2. Japan strongly expects that the situation will be settled in a peaceful manner and Ukraine will restore its stability as soon as possible.

3. Japan attaches importance to democracy, market-based economy, the rule of law, and the territorial integrity of Ukraine for the sake of stability and prosperity of the country. In this regard, Japan expects that a new government which reflects the will of the people of Ukraine will be formed through a democratic election at the earliest moment.

(* 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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