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Kyrgyzstan: Russian Soldier's Shooting Sparks Diplomatic Row

A Russian soldier serving at a CIS counterterrorism base in Kyrgyzstan is in serious condition after what local authorities are describing as a justified shooting at the hands of a Kyrgyz policeman. But the Russian Embassy is providing a significantly different version from the official account, and alleges that the Russian serviceman and his companions were the victims of an unprovoked attack. An embassy spokesman said Moscow will lodge a complaint with Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry over the incident. The Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General’s Office has launched an investigation and said it might allow investigators from the Russian Interior Ministry to participate. Full Story

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