Kyrgyz President to step down

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Bishkek [Kyrgryztan], October 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said on Thursday that he had decided to step down.
"I am not holding on to power. I do now want to remain in the history of Kyrgyzstan as the president who shed blood and shot at his own people. This is why I have decided to resign," the president said in an address to the nation.
Jeenbekov urged Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov and other politicians to ensure that peace is restored. (ANI/Sputnik)