Special Forces deployed to the residence of the President of Kyrgyzstan

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Special Forces deployed to the residence of the President of Kyrgyzstan

Detachments of special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan pulled up to the Ala-Archa state residence located on the southern outskirts of Bishkek, where President Sooronbai Jeenbekov is currently located. TASS reports.

According to eyewitnesses, several buses and military trucks with security forces arrived at the Ala-Archi. “All of them are still inside the cabins and in the bodies of cars,” one of the witnesses said.

Meanwhile, just 500 meters from the state residence, near the Issyk-Kul hotel, about a thousand supporters of Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov have gathered, demanding Jeenbekov's resignation.

Earlier on October 15, it became known that Jeenbekov agreed to leave the presidency. On the eve, he announced that he would leave only after the republic returns to the “legal channel” – after the parliamentary elections.

On October 4, parliamentary elections were held in Kyrgyzstan. Of the 16 participating parties, four have overcome the electoral barrier. The official results sparked massive protests. Demonstrators seized the parliament building. The election results were invalidated. The Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament have resigned.

The deputies appointed Japarov as acting prime minister and approved the new composition of the executive body. Jeenbekov recognized this decision as illegal, but later confirmed Japarov in office.

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