"Kazakhstan has different views on Ukraine."

APA's Russia bureau reports that Kazakh President Gasim-Jomart Tokayev asked moderator Margarita Simonyan at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum "What is Kazakhstan's position on the processes in Ukraine?"

said in response to a question.

"But I want to say one thing.

Modern international law is a UN charter.

There are two main principles in the Charter, which in modern times contradict each other.

These are the principles of territorial integrity of states and self-determination of peoples.

The fathers of the founders of the United Nations did not seem to take this into account at the time.

It is possible that this was deliberately included in the charter as a concession.

Of course, no matter how contradictory these principles may be, there are different interpretations.

One category says that the territorial integrity of states is sacred.

Another category thinks that any people in the territory of a state has the right to self-determination, the right to leave the state of which it belongs.

If the principle of self-determination of peoples is implemented in reality, more than 500-600 states will be created in the world instead of 193 UN member states.

Of course, it will be chaos.

Therefore, by this principle, we do not recognize Taiwan, Kosovo, Abkhazia or South Ossetia.

It seems that this principle will be applied to the Luhansk and Donetsk quasi-states.

This is an open answer to your open answer. "