Putin: “Events have taken an unexpected turn”

by Andy on 3/25/2005 · 1 comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has broken his silence on events in Kyrgyzstan to release this bland statement. I’m somewhat surprised that he hasn’t taken the opportunity to say that Russia will work with a legitimate government, but I guess maybe it’s too soon for Putin to be that welcoming of the defeat of an ally.

“The events in Kyrgyzstan have taken an unexpected turn, which is the result of the weakness of the authorities and all the accumulated socioeconomic problems,” Putin said in Yerevan on Friday.

“This situation where one of the ex-Soviet countries has resorted to unlawful means to settle its political problems causes our regret. This situation is not new. It is being accompanied by destruction and human casualties,” the president said.

Interesting also to note his assessment that the revolution was a result of the “weakness of the authorities” which is, to my mind, a clear indication of how he sees the future of his own government.


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Alan March 25, 2005 at 2:36 pm

“Interesting also to note his assessment that the revolution was a result of the “weakness of the authorities” which is, to my mind, a clear indication of how he sees the future of his own government.”

Excellent analysis.

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