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UNSC condemns Kyrgyzstan violence

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the violence in Kyrgyzstan and called for calm and a return to the rule of law. “The members of the Security Council condemned continued acts of violence in the Kyrgyz republic and note the need to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance in an urgent manner,”...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 15, 2010 | Last Updated: 11 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 | Last Updated: 11 years ago

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the violence in Kyrgyzstan and called for calm and a return to the rule of law.

“The members of the Security Council condemned continued acts of violence in the Kyrgyz republic and note the need to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance in an urgent manner,” the council said in a statement read by its current president, Mexico's UN ambassador.

The Council said it would continue to monitor the situation in the country and expressed support for the efforts of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and regional organisations to deal with the crisis in an “appropriate way”.

The United States and Russia, which both have military bases in northern Kyrgyzstan, are organising humanitarian aid airlifts, as is the United

Nations.

Tens of thousands of minority Uzbeks have fled the deadliest violence Kyrgyzstan has seen since the two ethnic groups fought over land 20 years ago as Moscow lost its grip on the former Soviet republic in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan's interim government, which took over when former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted in an April uprising, has been unable to stop the violence and has accused Bakiyev's family of instigating it to halt a June 27 referendum on a new constitution.

Uzbeks – a minority in Kyrgyzstan as a whole but whose numbers rival the Kyrgyz in the south – have backed the interim government.

Many Kyrgyz in the south have supported Bakiyev.

Officials say at least 138 people have been killed and 18-hundred wounded since the violence began last week. AGENCIES

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