Deposed Kyrgyz president holds talks with Putin
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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.


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

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