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Kremlin says Kyrgyzstan is in chaos and needs stabilising

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that Kyrgyzstan, where Russia has an air base, had descended into chaos and that Moscow had obligations under an existing security treaty to prevent the situation from totally breaking down.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also confirmed that Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s FSB security service, had spoken to Kyrgyzstan’s new acting security chief on Wednesday.

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament failed to gather a quorum in an overnight session, deputies said earlier on Thursday, leaving a power vacuum in the Central Asian nation as rival groups sought to claim power after ousting the cabinet.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth and Dmitry Antonov; Editing by Andrew Osborn