Putin calls on Kyrgyz government, opposition for restraint

10:18, April 08, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called on the Kyrgyz government and opposition for restraint on Wednesday, after a day of clashes in the capital Bishkek.

"No matter what is going on there, it's Kyrgyzstan's domestic affair. The only thing I ask is that the authorities and opposition demonstrate restraint and refrain from violence," Putin said at a news conference in Moscow, quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency.

The prime minister stressed that Russia was not involved in Kyrgyz riot.

"Neither Russia nor Russian officials have anything to do with these events," he said.

Clashes between police and opposition protesters in Kyrgyzstan continued on Wednesday, as protesters stormed into parliament building, took over the national TV and radio building and set fire on government offices in Bishkek.

At least 40 people were killed and more than 400 others were injured in the violent clashes, the Kyrgyz Health Ministry said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion