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Sep 19, 2022
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Kyrgyz-Tajik conflict. Russia is getting more active

On the evening of September 17 and in the morning of September 18, the situation in the area of ​​the border conflict between the two countries somewhat stabilized. However, the Tajik side claimed that the Kyrgyz army was violating the ceasefire agreements and was shelling towards Ovchi-Kalacha Bobojon, Vorukh and Chorkuh from positions in Samarkandyk and Koktosh, using strikes from bayraktars.

The Kyrgyz military are talking about shelling from the Karamyk frontier posts. The Ministry of Transport of the Kyrgyz Republic reports that the Tajik military blew up a 36-meter bridge on the Ak-Suu River (Kok-Tash-Aksay-Tamdyk highway).

Destruction in Batken / Photo The village of Samarkandek is on fire

Destruction in Batken / Photo Burning Samarkandek village

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov now wears camouflage and addresses the nation: “We will not give even one square meter of land that we inherited from our ancestors to anyone! We will stand firm in defense of our national interests!” Kyrgyzstan is trying to attract the world community to the condemnation of Tajikistan, change.org the collection of signatures for the petition “Aggression of Tajikistan against the Kyrgyz Republic” has already been organized.

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhaparov in a military way

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhaparov in a military way

Battalion commander solemnly buried in the republic Elamana Uraimovaa graduate of the Suvorov Military School, who, according to the Kyrgyz media, blew himself up and the Tajik military with a grenade.

September 19 in Kyrgyzstan was declared a day of national mourning by presidential decree. According to the latest data, 46 people were killed and more than 150 injured due to the armed conflict on the border with Tajikistan. Among the dead and wounded are the military and ordinary residents of the border regions.

The Tajik side is not so active in terms of information. Emamoli Rahman has not yet commented on the situation at the border, but in Tajikistan they say that the Kyrgyz military killed the doctors of the Ovchikal’achi hospital when they went to help the wounded. Tajikistan claims seven dead and 14 injured.

On September 18, statements by Russia and allied organizations became more active. The CSTO called for a peaceful settlement of the conflict on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and to prevent the death of people. “We welcome the ceasefire and the ongoing negotiations between the border services,” – the press secretary of the CSTO says Vladimir Zainetdinov.

SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming and Secretary General of the CSTO Stanislav Zas called for peace in Central Asia. Zhang Ming also expressed his condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers, civilians and the injured.

Stanislav Zas declared the unacceptability of the use of force and the use of heavy weapons, including artillery and MLRS, stressed that the conflict should be resolved only peacefully, noted that what is happening causes serious concern.

However, the Collective Security Treaty Organization has not yet taken any steps to resolve the military situation.

On September 18, telephone conversations with the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were held Vladimir Putin. “Vladimir Putin called on the parties to prevent further escalation and take measures to resolve the situation as soon as possible by exclusively peaceful, political and diplomatic means. He reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to provide the necessary assistance in order to ensure stability in the Kyrgyz-Tajik border area. The parties agreed to continue contacts.”, the message says. These are the first negotiations with the leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the military aggravation on the border.

On the afternoon of September 18, the head of the public security service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Nurlan Ismailov said that law enforcement officers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan began joint patrolling of the section of the road between the two Tajik cities of Khujand and Kanibadam, which runs along the border of the two countries.

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