Kazakhstan, one of Russia’s closest allies, has rejected a request from Moscow to help Russia in the war against Ukraine, reports NBC.
Furthermore, on Friday, the former Soviet republic said that it does not recognize the breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent states, according to NBC.
Russia used recognition of the two breakaway regions as a lever to start the war against Ukraine on Thursday.
The United States welcomed Kazakhstan’s decisions on Friday.
“We welcome Kazakhstan’s announcement that it will not recognize the Luhansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic.
“We also welcome Kazakhstan’s refusal to send forces to join Putin’s war in Ukraine,” a statement from the US National Security Council said.
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