The Head of State spoke about the human rights situation in the country, its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, attitude toward the Ukrainian conflict and the fight against terrorism.
About Azimzhan Askarov
Journalist of Euronews asked Almazbek Atambayev if
Almazbek Atambayev said that to cast doubt on the legality of the sentence one shouldn’t be in
«I believe that the court of any country must be respected. Moreover, I think that our country deserves the same respect as any country of the European Union or the
Replying to the question whether the sentence to be legitimate, the president of
About the fight against corruption
Also, the head of state considered assessment of Transparency International about the high level of corruption in the country politicized. He noted that the revenue part of the republican budget increased by 3 times in the last 5 years. The President believes that only through
Over the past five years, we have been able to increase the average salary of teachers in 4 times, and doctors — in 3 times. Of course, wages are low. But the money for it, we found only through the fight against corruption.Almazbek Atambayev
As evidence, the president cited the fact that over the past five years opened criminal cases on seven thousand officers. Including the more than 550 government agencies executives.
«When I became president in the first three years we have increased the fees at the customs office for three times. And it is also thanks to the fight against corruption. It this happens in the same
About membership in the EEU
Journalist of Euronews interested about the participation of
Almazbek Atambayev said that the country shall trade with someone and work with the neighbors somehow. He reminded that in the case of not joining the EEU, the economic blockade would threaten the country.
In 2010, when Kazakhstan made a blockade to us for 1.5 months, we even had human casualties. This happened because the blockade — a bad thing. If we are offered an alternative which we can join. In Afghanistan or what?Almazbek Atambayev
Kyrgyz President assured that the country is ready to join the European Union. He even suggested such an idea, but he was openly said that this is impossible because of the lack of common borders.
«Then what do you propose to us? We have 6 million people. To close and live as in the jungle or what? We need to develop, we need a market," Almazbek Atambayev concluded.
He noted that the EEU is beneficial not only to
About conflict in eastern Ukraine
Concerning the Ukrainian theme, Almazbek Atambayev said that
«Our district and regional administrations were also captured. I was prime minister, then president during this period. But I never called to
Almazbek Atambayev said that he supported the revolution in
Who will point to the right candidate for presidency?
Almazbek Atambayev called absurd the reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin during his upcoming visit to
«That’s how politicians say, those who brought our country to this absurd state at one time. Yes, there was a time when the country was completely dependent on the neighbors, when any republic could switch off both gas and light to the country. But today we are completely different country. And, of course, Putin comes completely not for this. We have questions that need to be discussed, there are bilateral issues," Almazbek Atambayev said.
Not Moscow or Washington but the citizens of Kyrgyzstan decide who will be the president of Kyrgyzstan.Almazbek Atambayev
About the fight against
«Thank God, I don’t want to jinx it, but so far we have had only one terrorist attack — the Chinese Embassy. Unlike neighboring countries, where was no revolution. And we immediately investigated it and took steps to prevent recurrence. It was a terrorist attack without casualties, only the terrorist died," Almazbek Atambayev said.
He said that the security services of
«Of course, we work very active in this area. Because it is a disaster. But the main thing — it is necessary to fight not only with the consequences, and to avoid uprise of radical Islam. How radical Islamism arises? The ideology of the
He believes that
«If people see that the power is elected through fair elections, justice is gradually improving, it is possible to follow this direction. Even some of the leaders of Islamic parties say, maybe it was necessary to follow the direction of