The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO expresses its
extreme concern by the growth of havoc and violence in Kyrgyzstan,
which also led to the acts of violence and robbery against
Russian citizens and ethnic Russians living in Kyrgyzstan.
In the situation of abrupt weakening of the power and virtual
negligence by the law enforcement, nationalistic bashing can
end in multiple victims. The duty of the Russian authorities
is to prevent murders of our compatriots, as well as the citizens
of Kyrgyzstan and all other nations that are left without
We are calling President of Russia and Prime Minister of
Russia to take under their personal control the issue of preventing
mass killings in Kyrgyzstan, make corresponding public statements
and use all the leverages so that to influence the situation.
YABLOKO thinks that Russia can and should initiate the CIS
summit on the level of at least Foreign Ministers for development
of urgent measures for protection of people. An urgent decision,
if required, should be taken to forward peacemakers to Kyrgyzstan
so that to prevent mass killings.
We are also calling to examining all the diplomatic and defence
possibilities of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.
We think that if the Kyrgyz authorities are unable to protect
people, they should apply to their allies with such a request.
Once again we are stressing that such actions are urgent.
The price of delay is human lives.
Chairman of the YABLOKO party