четверг, 25 марта 2010 г.
Grasp of the Gist: connected events
(1) NATO and Russia have failed to reach a consensus in a tug of war over tackling the Afghan drug problem.
(2)Russia is ready to discuss the issue of possible new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but still believes that diplomacy is the way forward, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.
(3) Moscow has reportedly dropped the idea of deploying an additional military contingent on the territory of Kyrgyzstan despite the earlier agreement between presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The exceptionally warm spring in 2009 is turned to very cold March in 2010.
(4) Kyrgyz color revolution turns out a shattered dream. Public dissatisfaction is running high in Kyrgyzstan as it marks five years since the so-called Tulip Revolution, which swept President Bakiyev to power. People have taken to the streets in protest against his policies. Broken promises are what protesters say brought them on to the streets. They accuse the leader of tightening his grip on authority, oppressing opponents and failing to root out corruption.
(5)Leaders of the Kyrgyz opposition and human rights NGOs plan to ask CSTO leaders to force “illegitimately elected” president Kurmanbek Bakiyev to obey the law and fulfill the country’s international obligations.
Experts say that the Kyrgyz opposition is too split to present a united front against the ruling clan and there is a fear the public’s legitimate demands for a better life and security will once again be misused in the fight for power.
NATO and Russia have failed to reach a consensus in a tug of war over tackling the Afghan drug problem.
Posted by Бакыт Бешимов . at 21:23