Ukrainian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Apologized for His Words about Russians - MFA of Kazakhstan

Monday, 5 September 2022

On Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan stated that Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevsky apologized for his words about Russians. He said, "we are trying to kill as many of them as possible" in Ukraine.

"Based on the situation in Ukraine, such statements are unacceptable because diplomacy aims at rapprochement," said the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Aibek Smadiyarov, writes NUR.KZ.

"As you know, we summoned the Ukrainian ambassador and expressed our displeasure with his statements. He apologized and said that he stated this as a result of a heightened emotional state due to the ongoing war at his home. Now, according to official data, he is on vacation," he added.

In late August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan summoned the ambassador of Ukraine and protested because of his remarks about Russians.

The ambassador Dmytro Vrublevsky said in an interview with Kazakh blogger Dias Kuzairov on August 21: "We are trying to kill as many of them as possible. The more we kill Russians now, the fewer our children will have to kill."

The video became viral in the Kremlin media and social networks. Pro-Russian organizations in Kazakhstan even demanded the ambassador be declared persona non grata.

Currently, the interview with the ambassador on Kuzairov's Youtube channel does not contain this phrase. He probably uploaded the shortened version after the scandal.

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