Calm returns to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Monday, April 12, 2010
Following the protests which led to President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fleeing the capital, a self-styled interim government led by former foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva was established last Thursday. The interim government, Bakiyev, and his supporters, who are believed to be in the south of the country, are described as now being at a "first contacts" stage by OSCE envoy Zhanybek Karibzhanov.
A vital logistics hub to the United States and coalition forces in the war in Afghanistan, the interim government has been described by US officials as being committed to honouring existing security agreements. However, Almazbek Atambayev, the first deputy head of the acting government, is reported to have flown to Moscow in order to secure emergency aid in the wake of the collapse of the Kyrgyz economy.
- Matt Siegel. "Economy in tatters, Kyrgyzstan awaits Russian aid" — , April 11, 2010
- "Kyrgyzstan pledges to honour security deals, US says" — , April 11, 2010
- Zhang Xiang. "Peace returns to Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek, confilcting camps make "first contacts"" — , April 11, 2010
- "81 dead in Kyrgyz violence" — , April 11, 2010