Tajikistan accuses Kyrgyzstan of escalating military conflict

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Tajikistan accuses Kyrgyzstan of escalating military conflict
Tajikistan accuses Kyrgyzstan of escalating military conflict
16 September, 14:25In the worldPhoto: РенТВ
The State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan accused the Kyrgyz authorities of rejecting the proposal for peace talks.

According to Kommersant , the Kyrgyz authorities, in turn, accused Tajikistan of pulling military equipment to the border, which is fraught with the seizure of territory.

"Intense fighting continues at the border," the report said.

Meanwhile, the Tajik authorities declare their intention to resolve the bilateral conflict through negotiations. However, the Kyrgyz authorities report the presence of Grad rocket systems and other heavy equipment in the conflict zone. They accuse the Tajiks of using "the entire available arsenal to shell the territory of Kyrgyzstan." Bishkek accuses Dushanbe of trying to seize their territory.

Meanwhile, the authorities of Tajikistan declare that a real information war against the Tajik side has been launched by Kyrgyzstan in social networks, and Dushanbe is unable to counteract these massive information attacks.

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are separated by more than 900 kilometers of the state border , however, about half of the line is not demarcated, which is why the border residents of both states have problems with access to water, pastures and roads. The disputed territories in length make up approximately 30% of the border between the two countries. In April-May 2021, the conflict allegedly began over the water distribution point "Head" in the upper reaches of the Isfara River near the Tajik village of Khoja Alo and the Kyrgyz village of Kek-Tash. The authorities of both countries believe that he is on their territory.

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization ( CSTO ). It was established in 1992 for the sake of strengthening peace, international and regional security and stability, collectively defending the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of member states. The CSTO also includes Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia. In January 2022, the CSTO forces prevented the capture of the city by rioters in the largest city of Kazakhstan, Almaty, after which the military bloc was withdrawn from the republic.

At the talks on September 16 with the participation of the CSTO Secretary General, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan assured everyone of their desire to cease fire. However, the clashes that began on September 14 are still ongoing. During the fighting, two citizens of Tajikistan were killed, 18 Kyrgyz servicemen were injured. Earlier it became known about a new outbreak of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, resulting in the death of 135 Armenian soldiers. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan turned to the CSTO for military assistance, but this time the organization announced the need to extinguish the conflict through diplomacy.

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