Russia said on Thursday that it has an obligation under the security agreement to prevent a complete collapse of Kyrgyzstan.
– The situation looks like chaos and chaos, President Vladimir Putin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said according to Reuters and added that Russia was “very concerned”.
As late as Tuesday, Russia said it was concerned and on Wednesday, Putin expressed his hope for a peaceful and democratic solution to the situation in the country.
Director of the Russian Security Service FSB Alexander Bortnikov has negotiated with the Interim Director of the Kyrgyz Security Committee Omurbek Suvanalijevin on Wednesday, and according to Peskov, Russia plans to support local authorities “to prevent the country from slipping into chaos”.
Suvanaliyev’s security committee announced Thursday that it did not intend to act as a cashier for any party and called on the parties to negotiate and restore law and order to the country.
Suvanaliyev has told the media that border guards have been given a list of people who are not allowed to be allowed out of the country. The list includes both current and former MEPs and authorities so that “no one can slip responsibility”.
President Sooronbai Žeenbekoville sympathetic parties won the parliamentary elections last Sunday, according to official results, by a direct landslide. The President’s brother Asulbek Zhenbekovin the party and the other allied party each received a quarter of the vote and a total of 91 seats in the 120-seat parliament.
Opposition parties that dropped out of parliament recently reported that they considered the election fraudulent. A total of 11 parties have stated their opposition to the official result.
Unrest ensued and anti-government protesters seized the parliament building and other administrative buildings on Monday. On Tuesday, the Electoral Commission announced that it would annul Sunday’s vote results and the prime minister Kubatbek Boronov, President Žeenbekov’s ally resigned.
The general confusion is further compounded by the fact that Žeenbekov’s predecessor, ex-president, who was sentenced to corruption for 11 years Almazbek Atambajev and other politicians were released from prison.
To date, according to news agency data, one person has died and about a thousand have been injured in the unrest.
Žeenbekov has now remained out of public view for a couple of days. On Tuesday, however, he announced that he had ordered the security forces not to shoot or otherwise shed the blood of the citizens.
Perhaps a good guide, given history.
The current situation, in which the people rise up against those in power, can be considered normal in Kyrgyz. The last time the country changed power was with a revolution in 2010, when the then president Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted. He fled to Belarus and has since been sentenced to life in prison for the killings of protesters. Also his predecessor Askar akajev was ousted in 2005. Akayev fled to Russia.
Today, Thursday, the situation developed so that President Zhenbekov discussed with Parliament and the President Muktubek Abduldajevin with. According to a press release from the Office of the President, the discussions even included the indictment of official crimes against the President.
The opposition has not accepted Abduldayev’s appointment.
Zhenbekov was elected president in 2017 and his term will run until 2023.
In a short time, Kyrgyzstan is the third former Soviet state to experience unrest. In Belarus, a broad wave of protests began in August after the unpopular president won the election again. In addition, there have been fighting in recent weeks in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the eternal baton of Armenia and Azerbaijan.