The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan issued a statement “in connection with the recent increase in requests from citizens with a request to clarify certain issues regarding the situation around Ukraine.
Uzbekistan is invariably committed in the implementation of its foreign policy to national interests, fundamental principles, including openness, equality, respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, the ministry said in a statement.
The Foreign Ministry also stated that Uzbekistan stands for the earliest possible formation of conditions for resolving the current situation through political and diplomatic means in accordance with the norms of international law.
The Foreign Ministry also commented on the “increase in the number of Russians arriving on the territory of Uzbekistan.”
The issue of their stay in our country is regulated by the legislation of Uzbekistan, bilateral and multilateral legal acts, including their possible extradition. However, citizens of foreign countries who have not committed an offense are not subject to forced deportation, the Foreign Ministry stressed.
After the partial mobilization was announced, thousands of Russians fled through Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Sept. 30, 2022