Protesters stormed the presidential compound in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday, chasing away riot police who had surrounded the building during a large opposition rally and march.
About 1,000 protesters managed to clear riot police from their positions outside the fence protecting the building, but they did not enter the area immediately around the building. Troops were inside the fence, and mounted police arrived to try to scatter the protesters.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month