Nursultan Nazarbayev - “We averted Civil War in Kyrgyzstan”
Kazakhstan has averted a civil conflict between the north and the south of Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it at a press conference in the Ak Orda residence today, APA reports.
The President noted that the heads of many states expressed concern over the situation in Kyrgyzstan. Kazakhstan as the OSCE Chair and Kyrgyzstan’s nearest neighbor was invited to take active part in resolving the conflict in the neighboring state.
"Yesterday in the evening there was reached an agreement and at my command Kazakh Ministry of Defense sent an aircraft to take away Kurmanbek Bakiyev in order to prevent innuendoes or political dividends," Nazarbayev said.
The aircraft with Bakiyev on board was guarded by a group of Kazakhstan Special Forces. At 6.30 p.m. the plane took off from Almaty, at 7.15 p.m. landed in Jalal-Abad, at 8.15 pm with Bakiyev and his family on board landed in Kazakhstan.
"The goal was reached. I think we averted a civil conflict between the north and the south. Thus we fulfilled mission on behalf of the OSCE and those states that were deeply concerned about the situation", Nazarbayev emphasized.
"Now it is time to stabilize the situation (in Kyrgyzstan)", he resumed, according to Kazinform and APA.