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  Sooronbai Jeenbekov decides to step down as President of Kyrgyzstan
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Last EditedBojicat  Oct 15, 2020 07:28am
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AuthorAKI Press
News DateThursday, October 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Sooronbai Jeenbekov addressed people of Kyrgyzstan in connection with the current socio-political situation.
"The socio-political situation in Bishkek remains tensed. The Parliament approved the government yesterday, I signed the presidential orders on appointments, but this hasn't lifted tension," the President said.

"Unfortunately, aggression does not calm down and the demands of my immediate resignation continue," the President said.

"The current situation is close to the bilateral conflict. Protesters are on one side, law enforcement agencies are on another. Servicemen and law enforcement agencies must use weapon to protect the State Residence. The bloodshed is inevitable in such case. I urge both sides to resist provocations," the President siad.

"Peace in Kyrgyzstan, integrity of the country, unity of our people and peace in the society are above all for me. I do not cling to power. I do not want to remain in history of Kyrgyzstan as the President who shed the blood and shot his citizens. For this reason I have made the decision to resign," the President said.

"I urge Japarov and other politicians to take their supporters out of the capital and to return peaceful life to Bishkek residents," the President said.
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