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    BISHKEK (Sputnik) - The whereabouts of Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov are uncertain, and the Interior Ministry is not engaged in searches as it is focused on stabilisation efforts, acting Interior Minister Kursan Asanov said on Thursday.

    "We are not aware of his whereabouts. We are not looking for him, we have many other things to do right now, the most important thing is to establish order", Asanov told reporters.

    Early this week, violent protests against the results of parliamentary elections occurred in Kyrgyzstan. Over 900 people were injured and one person was killed in clashes between protesters and the police. The Central Election Commission later annulled the results of the vote. Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov tendered his resignation, while Jeenbekov, according to his press secretary, remained in Bishkek tp "control the situation". The president has repeatedly called on the opposition forces to launch a dialogue, but no official negotiations have been held so far.

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    • 14:00

      One of Injured Kyrgyz Protesters in a Coma, Doctors Say

      Dozens of people are being hospitalised with various injuries following the violent post-election protests in the Kyrgyz capital city, with at least one in a comatose state, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan learned from the Bishkek Centre for Traumatology and Orthopedics on Thursday,

      "We have a total of 88 injured victims, of whom ten were already transferred from the intensive care unit to the wards. One patient remains in critical condition — coma", the centre's director, Sabyrbek Jumabekov, said.

      Dozens of people are being hospitalised with various injuries following the violent post-election protests in the Kyrgyz capital city, with at least one in a comatose state, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan learned from the Bishkek Centre for Traumatology and Orthopedics on Thursday,

      "We have a total of 88 injured victims, of whom ten were already transferred from the intensive care unit to the wards. One patient remains in critical condition — coma", the centre's director, Sabyrbek Jumabekov, said.

    • 10:43

      Kyrgyzstan's Law Enforcement Bodies Call for Negotiations Between All Political Forces

      "The Kyrgyz Republic's law enforcement agencies, special forces and the armed forces demand that all the political forces get to the negotiating table and restore the reign of law and social stability in the country in the interests of every Kyrgyz citizen", a spokesman for the State Committee for National Security said.

    • 10:42

      Kyrgyz Parliament Does Everything Possible to Restore Stability, Rule of Law, Speaker Says

      The Kyrgyz parliament is making every effort to stabilize the situation in the country and restore the rule of law, Speaker Myktybek Abdyldayev told President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in their phone conversation on Thursday.

      "Jogorku Kenes [parliament] is currently doing everything possible to ensure stabilization and restore the rule of law. Lawmakers have already suggested several ways out", Abdyldayev said, as quoted by the press service oft he unicameral legislature.

      According to the parliament, Abdyldayev warned the Kyrgyz leader that some lawmakers had already launched the procedure of his impeachment, and also noted that "no matter what difficult decisions the president has to make, it is necessary to urgently consider ways to overcome the situation, as the country cannot live on standby".

    • 10:03

      Kyrgyz President, Parliament Speaker Discussed Impeachment, Press Service Says

      "President Sooronbay Jeenbekov held today a phone conversation with Myktybek Abdyldayev, the speaker of the parliament. We have previously said that he [Jeenbekov] is engaged in personal negotiations with political forces that seek restoring legal order in the country. This is exactly what they discussed today", Jeenbekov's spokeswoman, Tolgonay Stamaliyeva said.

      According to the spokeswoman, the talks were held at Jeenbekov's initiative. Jeenbekov stressed the legitimacy of the president and the parliament and invited Abdyldayev to hold a personal meeting for discussing ways to stabilize the situation.

      "Of course, they touched upon the impeachment, which was previously discussed in the parliament, and the president noted that he currently prioritizes restoration of the legal framework in the country. And then he will be ready to discuss all the emerging issues", Stamaliyeva went on to say.

      Jeenbekov pointed to the important role that the speaker and the parliament play in the stabilisation process, the presidential spokeswoman said.

    • 09:34

      Kremlin Expresses Concerns Over Events in Kyrgyzstan

      "The situation's development really causes deep concern for us, of course. [Kyrgyzstan] is our close partner. We work in conditions of deep integration within the EAEC [Eurasian Economic Community], the CIS and therefore, of course, everything that happens there is very important for us", Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

      Furthermore, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, in a conversation with the Kyrgyz National Security Committee chairman, Omurbek Suvanaliev, expressed support to the security personnel's actions in striving to prevent chaos in the country, Peskov added in his daily briefing.

      "Alexander Bortnikov, in his capacity not only as head of the FSB, but above all as the chairman of the Council of Heads of CIS Security Agencies... yesterday had a detailed telephone conversation with Omurbek Suvanaliev… Support was expressed for the actions of the State Committee for National Security to stabilize the situation in the republic in order to prevent a slide into chaos", Peskov said.

      The spokesman went on to say that there were certain obligations for mutual assistance in commonly adopted CIS agreements.

    • 08:38

      Kyrgyz Border Service to Bar High-Ranking Officials From Leaving Country

    • 08:36

      Jeenbekov's Office Says Kyrgyz Leader Is in Bishkek

      "He is personally engaged in negotiations with political forces. He is focusing on restoring the legal order", spokeswoman Tolgonay Stamaliyeva said.

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