We publish the text of the statement:
We express our grave concern in connection with the attacks and attempts to seize a number of enterprises owned by Kazakh investors in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Of particular concern are the facts of threats of physical violence against employees – citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and damage to the property of these enterprises. In recent years, Kazakhstani companies have invested more than $1 billion in the economy of Kyrgyzstan, making a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the neighboring country.
We call on the Kyrgyz side to immediately take measures to ensure the safety of both citizens of Kazakhstan and Kazakh companies located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.
This was announced on October 8 by Russian Ambassador Nikolai Udovichenko during a meeting with the activists of the Coordination Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots and the Association of Compatriots Guilds in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Russian Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic reports.
The issues of ensuring the rights of Russian citizens and compatriots in connection with the events taking place in Kyrgyzstan were discussed. The Embassy considers this task a priority in its work and will actively defend the interests of private citizens and business in case of violation of their rights.