Kazakhstan summoned Ukrainian Ambassador over remarks on Russians
The reason for summoning the ambassador was an interview during which he said, "We're attempting to eliminate as many of them as possible. The more Russians we slaughter now, the fewer our children will have to slaughter later."
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevsky to protest recent remarks about Russians.
A video posted to social media earlier this month shows a man, believed to be the Ukrainian ambassador to Kazakhstan, stating that Kiev is attempting to kill as many Russians as possible.
In a statement, the ministry said, "The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a meeting between Deputy Minister ... and the ambassador of Ukraine to Kazakhstan ... During the meeting, the ambassador was protested in connection with his statements in an interview on August 21 of this year with Kazakh blogger".
Ukranians being Nazi isn't a made you story by Russians. It's true. Ukranian diplomat Pyotr Vrublevsky swaad asked about ongoing conflict to which he said that they were trying to kill as many Russians as they could do that their children had to kill less Russians. pic.twitter.com/BDZzIQDV4G— Abhijeet Tripathi (@AbhiNationalist) August 23, 2022
Meanwhile, the Association of Russian, Slavic, and Cossack Organizations of Kazakhstan (ARSK) has urged Kazakhstan's foreign ministry to declare Vrublevsky a persona non grata in light of his statements calling for the murder of Russians.
The remarks, which came just a few days after the assassination of political commentator Darya Dugina, were condemned by the ministry as unacceptable and incompatible with the activities of a foreign ambassador.
"Such statements are incompatible with the ambassador's status and diplomatic ethics. Such a demarche encroaches on the peace and harmony in our country, where over 120 ethnic groups, including Russians and Ukrainians, live in peace and friendship. In this regard, the ARSK is demanding that the Kazakh Foreign Ministry declare Ukrainian Ambassador Vrublevsky persona non grata," as per a statement published by ARSK head Volodymyr Bozhko.
The association also requested that the Kazakh prosecutor's office investigate the fact that Vrublevsky's statement was distributed on social media and bring to justice all those involved in the production and publication of the video.
This comes just a few days after Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assured that there are no reasons for pessimism regarding the future of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov responded shortly, saying Russia and Kazakhstan were friendly countries that are in constant contact, and no decisions have been made yet on Kazakhstan's part to support the sanctions against Moscow.