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Relative calm in Kyrgyzstan after uprising

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Relative calm in Kyrgyzstan after uprising

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A relative calm has descended on Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek after the violent uprising that ousted the President and claimed at least 75 lives.

While some reports spoke of shots being heard well into last night, our reporter there today described a scene of devastation but strange stillness.

“Last night, the city was dark and deserted after the battles of recent days,” said Euronews special correspondent Denis Loktev. “Many shops are ruined. Billboards have been used to cover broken windows. Some casinos and luxury shops have been burned down. But this morning, Bishkek looks very peaceful. There is nothing to suggest that the capital is in a state of anarchy. And for now, who is running the country remains unknown.”