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Atambayev goes to Russia for treatment after falling ill en route to İstanbul

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who fell ill while travelling to İstanbul, from where he was to fly to New York to attend the UN General Assembly earlier this week, went to Moscow on Friday to continue his treatment, his office said in a statement.

The 60-year-old Atambayev was flying to İstanbul in his official plane on Monday night when he began to experience chest pains. The aircraft landed at İstanbul Atatürk Airport, where he rested in the state guesthouse.

The Kyrgyz president later underwent a medical examination and was placed under medical supervision. He was subsequently flown to the Aegean region for further treatment.

Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Abdyldaev Erlan Bekeshovich represented the country at the UN General Assembly instead of Atambayev.

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