SA calls for peace in Ukraine

Johannesburg - South Africa called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, the department of international relations said on Sunday.

"The South African government would like to express its deep concern about the unfolding political situation in Ukraine," spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said in a statement.

South Africa's foreign policy favoured and promoted peaceful resolution of conflicts and South Africa therefore urged all parties in the stand-off to settle the crisis through dialogue.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and encourage international diplomatic efforts meant to produce a lasting peaceful solution," Kgwete said.

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