U.S. Embassy Statement on the Kyrgyz Government’s Position on Ukraine

The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic commends the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its strong statement recognizing the new Ukrainian government.  By condemning all acts that would lead to further destabilization in Crimea and elsewhere, and affirming that the legitimate source of power in any country is the will of its people, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has shown respect for the democratic aspirations of both the people of Ukraine and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The United States, and our partners and allies, have announced substantial assistance for the Ukrainian government, as well as costs to Russia – and we are prepared to impose more as the situation warrants.  We are united in our determination to oppose actions that violate international law and to support the government and people of Ukraine.