Statement on the Current Situation in the Kyrgyz Republic

The United States is closely following events in the Kyrgyz Republic. We ask that all sides refrain from violence, and resolve the election dispute through peaceful means. The United States stands with the Kyrgyz people as they make decisions about their future, the composition of their government, and how and when elections are organized.
The United States respects the Kyrgyz Republic’s sovereignty and democratic form of government. The events of the last few days are a reflection of internal political dynamics, not external ones. We call on all of Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors and international partners to refrain from violating its sovereignty during this delicate moment in its national history.