A corresponding opinion belongs to the Kyrgyz Minister for Interior Affairs Kubatbek Baibolov. He announced this at a press-conference in Almaty. According to him, the protest action is an attempt to affect the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Kubatbek Baibolov, Kyrgyz Minister of Interior Affairs: – All the drama surrounding the police advisory mission has nothing to do with the police or the mission. This is a tool of political struggle which targets the forthcoming parliamentary elections. They are going to deal neither with internal intervention nor criminal investigation.
They are meant to provide advisory help only. Most importantly, Europe, the USA and the OSCE are offering their active help and we are very grateful to these countries. The head of the Kyrgyz internal office also noted that over the period of the Interim government’s operation, the police have already repulsed 4 attacks on Bishkek.
A total of 317 people have been arrested and more than 2500 criminal cases have been initiated after the June events in Kyrgyzstan. According to the minister, the situation is gradually taking a stable track in the country. He assured the people of Kazakhstan that nothing will jeopardise their safety and they can travel around the country and go to Issyk-Kul without any worries.