Deposed Kyrgyz president holds talks with Putin

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 14:16

Moscow: Deposed Kyrgyzstan President
Kurmanbek Bakiyev held a telephone conversation with Russian
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the first time since
protests ousted him from power last week.

The two leaders had a telephone conversation last
night, Prime Minister`s office said Thursday.

No further details of the talks were available.

The conversation comes a day after Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev blamed Bakiyev`s government for failing to
prevent the unrest and said the risk of a civil war in the
Central Asian country is high.

Putin yesterday approved a hefty aid package for the
interim government Kyrgyzstan and had a meeting with Interim
Kyrgyz vice Premier Almazbek Atambayev.

Back channels are being used for negotiations between
the interim government of ex-Foreign Minister Roza Otunbayeva
and Bakiyev, who has fled to south of Kyrgyzstan after bloody
rioting of April 7 in capital Bishkek, and is seeking security
guaranties for his resignation.


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First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 14:16

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