“We will abide by the sanctions. Although we are part of the Eurasian Economic Union which includes Russia, Belarus and other countries, we are also part of the international community,” First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov was quoted by Ukraine’s state news agency Ukrinform.
“However, Kazakhstan would do its best to control any investment from a sanctioned person or entity in the country,” said Suleimenov.
He also noted that Kazakhstan is offering assistance to European companies that want to continue to legally sell goods to Russia.
“European companies are leaving Russia either due to sanctions or due to pressure from the public, from shareholders and ethical reasons. They want to be somewhere in the neighbourhood, and we would like to be that neighbour,” Suleimenov added.