ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued its first comments on the loss of the Malaysian jet and the perishing of around 300 people on board on July 17.
The comments, posted on Facebook and Twitter, say:
“We express our deepest condolences to the families and the close ones of those who perished due to the crash of the #MH17 Malaysian Airlines airliner in eastern Ukraine. We are most deeply concerned with what happened. We believe that there should be a most thorough investigation and that all the circumstances of what happened be established. We are working to determine whether or not there had been citizens of Kazakhstan on board the plane and will share this information once we have it. Generally, we yet again call on all sides involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine to cease fire the soonest and to find solutions to contradictions through peaceful means.”