Kyrgyz President Refuses to Resign

RussiaToday reports on the 2 days of violence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capitol. Reports have surfaced that now deposed Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has fled to the south of the country, possibly to the city of Osh. From hiding, Bakiyev has said that he refuses to resign, though he recognizes that he has lost control of the country. In his absence, the opposition has created an interim government that is working to rectify the poor security situation and to reassure citizens. Protests are a result of the rising price of fuel in the energy-poor nation, a problem the opposition government is looking to improve.

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