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The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday no citizens of Russia
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday no citizens of Russia were hurt in Kenya during violence that broke out after the disputed December 27, 2007 presidential election.

The violence has killed some 300 people since last week across the east African state as armed police have been trying to contain protesters, foreign media reported citing police and witnesses. The opposition said the vote was rigged. International monitors also questioned the polls.

"According to the data from the Russian Embassy in Nairobi, none of the Russian citizens were hurt during the recent developments in Kenya," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also said that Russia is seriously concerned with the situation in Kenya and asks again political forces in the country to end violence.

"We are seriously concerned that despite appeals from the international community, including Russia, a surge of violence continues in the country," the ministry said.

On Monday the ministry already appealed to Kenya saying that, "Moscow is following the developments in Kenya and hopes political forces in the country will show restraint and readiness to resolve problems in accordance with the Constitution."

President Mwai Kibaki, 76, began his second term after being sworn in on Sunday within an hour after being announced winner.


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