Moscow refuses Kyrgyz gov't request to send in troops

The Kremlin said Saturday afternoon it would not send Russian troops to Kyrgyzstan, despite a request by the Kyrgyz government, not wishing to meddle in what it described as an internal conflict.
"It's a domestic conflict, and Russia now doesn't see conditions for taking part in its settlement," Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said in Moscow. She added that Russia will discuss the possibility of sending a joint peacekeeping force with other members of a security pact of ex-Soviet nations.
Timakova said Russia would send a plane to Kyrgyzstan to deliver humanitarian supplies and help evacuate victims of the violence.