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USA loses its base in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by seumasach on August 18, 2011

RT

12th Augiust, 2011

Kyrgyzstan is not going to prolong its agreement with Washington, which entitles the US to use Manas Transit Center to supply its forces in Afghanistan, after it expires in 2014, the republic’s Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev has said.

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UK allows ousted Kyrgyz president’s son to stay for now

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2010

The interim Kyrgyz government will press Britain to deny Mr Bakiyev asylum and extradite him. They have already threatened to close the US airbase, sited in the north of the country, unless he is returned. The airbase is a vital part in the resupply logistics for Nato’s Afghanistan operation. A small demonstration demanding Mr Bakiyev’s return was held outside the building that houses representatives of the UK’s Department for International Development in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. Britain does not have an embassy there.

Independent

20th June, 2010

Britain has granted the controversial son of the toppled leader of Kyrgyzstan temporary leave to remain in the country. Maxim Bakiyev, the multi-millionaire son of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, arrived in the UK last week and is claiming asylum.

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Russian moves in Kyrgyzstan raise questions over US air base

Posted by seumasach on April 11, 2010

Gregory Feifer

Eurasianet

9th April, 2010

When Temir Sariev returned from a trip to Moscow on April 6, the opposition leader carried a surprise message. He told supporters he’d just met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who pledged support for Kyrgyzstan’s opposition.

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Kyrgyzstan: Possible debacle looms for US government over Manas base

Posted by seumasach on April 11, 2010

Deirdre Tynana

Eurasianet

10th April, 2010

The upheaval that brought down Kurmanbek Bayiev’s administration in Kyrgyzstan occurred at a very inopportune time for the United States. Bakiyev’s son, Maxim, who is now wanted in Kyrgyzstan on criminal charges, happened to be in the United States when upheaval erupted in Bishkek. The younger Bakiyev’s continuing presence in the Washington threatens to catalyze what could turn into a major diplomatic embarrassment for Washington.

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Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

PressTV

9th April, 2010

Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders have said they intend to remove a US military base, which currently serves as the premier air mobility hub for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, from their soil.

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