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ASEAN urges end to ‘military hostilities’ in Ukraine, no mention of Russia

March 3, 2022By Reuters

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries on Thursday called for an immediate end to what they called military hostilities in Ukraine and said they believed there was “still room for a peaceful dialogue”.

In a statement that made no mention of Russia, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said it stood ready to facilitate, in any possible way, peaceful dialogue. It said it was “deeply troubled by the intensifying gravity” of the situation.

(Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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