Kyrgyzstan Favors Stronger Ties With Russia

by Laurence on 6/16/2005 · 1 comment

Kyrgyzstan wants stronger ties with Russia after Andijan, according to Feliks Kulov.

“No matter who is the leader, he will always be attracted to Russia. There is nobody among the candidates for the Kyrgyz presidency who would not assist in developing relations with Russia,” Kulov said.

“The political and economic support which Russia gives to Kyrgyzstan is very important for the country. The visit of Russian businessmen with the delegation will give specific meaning to our relations.

He also said that he spoke “in favor of expanding Kyrgyz-Russian military and technical cooperation and having the Russian military base in Kant”. “The base is one of the ways of ensuring security in the region and fighting terrorism, given the situation in the region,” he said.


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Sepra June 16, 2005 at 7:19 am

Ugh. As if it couldn’t be clearer that the Kyrgyz people fought to put all new Soviet-style leaders in power. First Bakiev’s “gotov” stuff and now Kulov’s need to emulate Putin.

I’m not saying that it would make the Kyrgyz people too unhappy, but it makes me disappointed.

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