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Ex-deputy Omurbek Babanov about conflict of Atambayev and Jeenbekov

Ex-deputy of the Parliament Omurbek Babanov in an interview with NTS local television channel told why he felt regret, looking at the confrontation between the incumbent head of state Sooronbai Jeenbekov and ex-president of the country Almazbek Atambayev.

According to him, this conflict will not benefit Kyrgyzstan. «Discord never leads to anything good. Now Kyrgyzstan needs people who would unite the two of them. I see how some, having sowed discord and enmity between them, make their policies. If the two unite, stability would be established in Kyrgyzstan. Changes would begin. But the unity is the work of two. I think they should solve it by themselves. The rest — time will tell. Answering the question with whom I will be, on whose side, I will answer that I miss my homeland, my people,» said Omurbek Babanov.

Recall, the Prosecutor General’s Office opened two criminal cases against Omurbek Babanov. He is accused of public calls for violent change of the constitutional order and incitement of national, racial or religious hatred. He is also accused of attempt to forcibly seize power.

After the presidential election in 2017, Omurbek Babanov left Kyrgyzstan. He is in Moscow now. In 2018, Omurbek Babanov stated he left big politics and would devote himself to business. He recently said that he intended to return to home country and actively participate in the political life of the country.