“We hope for a quick solution to the crisis within a legal framework and through negotiations and without the use of force, and we call on all political forces at this crucial moment to show wisdom and responsibility in order to maintain internal stability and security in Kyrgyzstan.” – The Russian Foreign Ministry
Earlier today, the President of Kyrgyzstan Surunbai Genbekov said that some political forces tried, last night, to illegally seize power.
“Some political forces violated public order under the pretext of the results of the parliamentary elections … they disrupted the quiet life of the city’s residents, rebelled against law enforcement officers, beat doctors and destroyed buildings,” Genbekov said in a statement.
The Kyrgyz President affirmed that he had ordered law enforcement agencies not to shoot or shed blood, so as not to endanger the life of a single citizen.
He added, “We have taken all possible measures so far to prevent the situation from getting worse,” stressing that the calm that prevails in the state and the stability of society is more important than any deputy.
This comes at a time when protesters stormed, yesterday evening, the White House building that houses the presidential and parliament headquarters in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.