Putin hopes for peaceful settlement of crisis in Kyrgyzstan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-07 21:53:50|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he hopes the political crisis in Kyrgyzstan will be resolved peacefully and quickly without any losses.

"We hope that a normal democratic political process will be restored. And this should happen as soon as possible," Putin said in an interview with Rossiya-1 TV channel.

Russia is keeping in touch with all parties to the conflict and will continue to implement all plans with Kyrgyzstan after the political situation in the Central Asian country returns to normal, he said.

Parliamentary elections were held in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday with the participation of 16 political parties. Preliminary results showed that four parties crossed the 7 percent threshold to enter the parliament.

Some parties which failed to meet the threshold organized nationwide protests on Monday, demanding the annulment of the elections and claiming gross violations.

Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission on Tuesday annulled the results of the elections after clashes between police and protesters caused hundreds of injuries and one death. Enditem