Friday, March 25, 2005

Putin backs the Kyrgyz rebels?

That's what it sounds like as he says "We hope the opposition will quickly take the situation under control."

Overnight there has been some rioting and looting - five are reported dead, 200 injured. The former opposition leadership, now in command, are promising elections in June. We'll have to wait and see.

For more info and background, The Argus has been doing a sterling job of compiling info, and Publius Pundit has a good introductory overview of both the country and the situation. There is also a photo album of the rebellion and a hint about the implications at EurasiaNet, and another at Transitions Online. There's more too at the always reliable Siberian Light, and Gateway Pundit likewise has loads and is being regularly updated - note especially their press reaction roundup (with links).

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