Kyrgyz president home after Moscow heart treatment

Atambayev, 60, was transferred to Russia just over a week ago after being hospitalised with chest pains in Turkey during a stop-off on the way to the United Nations General Assembly. 

Kyrgyz president home after Moscow heart treatment

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev on Saturday returned to his Central Asian homeland after being discharged from a Moscow hospital where he was treated for heart problems, officials said. 

A statement from the Kyrgyz presidency said Atambayev flew into the capital Bishkek after "undergoing treatment" at the Russian government facility, but did not give any more details on his health.

In an earlier statement on Tuesday the Kyrgyz authorities said doctors had noted a "significant improvement in the condition" of Atambayev and problems connected to heart arrhythmia had been "fully resolved".

Impoverished Kyrgyzstan is commonly viewed as the most democratic country in ex-Soviet Central Asia, an authoritarian former communist region that gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. 

Atambayev -- viewed as a close ally of Russia -- was elected to power for a single six-year term in 2011 and is due to leave office next year. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ekim 2016, 12:34