Kyrgyzstan again appeals to Russia for troops deployment

11:08, June 16, 2010      

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Kyrgyz interim leader Roza Otunbayeva on Tuesday again asked Russia to send troops to help quell the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, according to reports reaching here from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.

The interim government was negotiating with Russian officials for the possible deployment of Russian troops to separate the conflicting ethnic groups, Otunbayeva said.

She said the order that Kyrgyz troops could "shoot to kill" the mobs was not executed at all, so Kyrgyzstan needed the military aid from Russia.

She said Kyrgyz soldiers and police could not rein in the violent situation in the southern part of the country.

The violence has killed 178 people, and left 1,866 injured, according to the latest figure of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry.

Otunbayeva appealed to Russia for dispatching troops on Saturday, but Russia ruled out immediate troop deployment in Kyrgyzstan.

"This is an internal conflict, and Russia does not see the conditions for participation in its settlement," said Kremlin spokeswoman Natalia Timakova.

The current clashes followed violence in May when supporters of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev clashed with backers of the interim government in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad.

Bakiyev was ousted in April when riots broke out across the country. At least 85 people were killed and thousands of others injured in clashes.

Kyrgyzstan is expected to have a vote on a new constitution later this month, followed by new parliamentary elections in October.

Source: Xinhua

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