Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev Resigns
The Russian press reports Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev has resigned after protesters this morning stormed the capital building.
Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev has resigned, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing an opposition leader hours after protesters stormed the presidential compound in the former Soviet republic. The Russian news agency quoted Kyrgyzstan opposition leader Felix Kulov, who was released from prison on Thursday, as saying that Akayev has resigned. The report could not immediately be confirmed. Earlier, the Interfax news agency said Akayev had been flown to Russia and his family had been taken to Kazakhstan.
See my coverage from this morning for background. The speed at which this developed is amazing.