CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Medvedev says no plan to send Russian troops to Kyrgyzstan

06-25-2010 11:16 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that his country would offer Kyrgyzstan's interim government assistance necessary for stabilizing situation, but the possible deployment of peacekeeping forces would be decided by the Collective Security Treaty organization (CSTO).

"The state is not operating as it should, while the country de facto is split into parts and civil unrest and clashes continue on ethnic grounds, the authorities have been incapable of preventing what has happened," Medvedev told a joint press conference with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama after their meeting in the White House.

The ethnic clashes in the southern Kyrgyzstan have left some 210 people dead, some 2,100 others wounded since it broke out in mid-June. Figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs showed that an estimated 100,000 refugees had fled from Kyrgyzstan to neighboring Uzbekistan, and 300,000 others were still seeking aid within Kyrgyzstan.

Medvedev said his government has been working with Kyrgyzstan's interim government, adding that Russia considers Kyrgyzstan to be a strategic partner. "We will help them, both in terms of money and humanitarian aid," the president said, but dismissing the possibility on sending Russian troops to Kyrgyzstan.

"I believe that Kyrgyzstan should on its own cope with these problems. The Russian Federation does not plan any deployment of a peaceful contingent," said Medvedev, adding that the Russia- chaired CSTO will respond to Kyrgyzstan's situation. But "so far, there is no need."

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program