Kyrgyz ambassador to Russia Alikbek Dzhekshenkulov on Friday, October 16, said that he learned of his resignation from social networks.
“I was surprised to learn from social networks about my dismissal. It came as a surprise to me, ”he told TASS.
According to the agency, the presidential decree on the dismissal of Dzhekshenkulov was signed on October 14 – a day before Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned as head of state.
Protests began in Kyrgyzstan after the October 4 parliamentary elections. Supporters of the parties that did not get into parliament took to the streets of Bishkek, seized the buildings of the city administration, public television and radio company, parliament, government and the country’s Interior Ministry, and also released some politicians from prison.
Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who served as president of the republic, agreed with the need to hold new elections and announced his resignation on October 15. His powers were transferred to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Sadyr Japarov.
Early presidential elections in the country will be held before January 10.