Developments in Kyrgyztan not surprising: Putin

Developments in Kyrgyztan not surprising: Putin

New Kerala, India

[World News] Moscow, Mar 25 : In its first reaction to the stormy
developments in Kyrgyzstan, Russia today said the collapse of
the Akayev regime in the former Soviet Central Asian republic was
not unexpected and Moscow was ready to give refuge to the deposed
President.

“The development of the situation in Kyrgyzstan has not been anything
unexpected for us, this is a result of weakness of authority and of
piled up socio-economic problems,” Russian President Putin said at
a press conference in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

“It is regrettable that problems for another time are solved in the
post-Soviet space in an unlawful way and are accompanied by pogroms
and human victims,” Putin said in his televised statement.

He said that Moscow was ready to give refuge to the deposed Kyrgyz
president Askar Akayev, who is said to be with his family in Borovoye
resort in the north of neighbouring Kazakhstan after fleeing the
‘velvet revolution’ in his country.

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Constitution court Cholpon Bokirbeyva
said that Akayev has not formally resigned.

“He has fled the country and it is on his conscience,” she was quoted
as saying by Interfax. PTI

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