Bishkek and Dushanbe Signed a Document on Border Peace – DW – 20.09.2022

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Peter Kavinsky

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan signed a working protocol for stabilizing the situation, maintaining and strengthening peace on the border of the two countries. This was announced to journalists on Monday, September 19, by the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security (GKNB), Kamchybek Tashiev, who signed this document from the Kyrgyz side.

From the side Tajikistan The protocol was signed by the head of the State Committee for National Security, Saimumin Yatimov.

Conflict on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

The situation on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan escalated on September 14, when a skirmish between border guards began in three of its sections in the Batken region.

Bishkek accused Dushanbe of pulling heavy military equipment to the border and using “the full available arsenal” to shell the Kyrgyz territory. try to catch her. The country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations announced the evacuation of 136,000 people from the conflict zone and an emergency mode was introduced in the Batken region.

Tajikistan, in turn, accused the Kyrgyz armed forces of shelling a number of Tajik border settlements with “heavy weapons”.

Conflicts on the border of the two countries are frequent due to the lack of marking in about 70 disputed locations. In total, from July 2022, about 600 km of the 972 kilometers of the national borders had been agreed.

Losses of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

The president Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov has declared September 19 a day of national mourning. According to Kyrgyzstan, because of the aggravation border dispute with Tajikistan 59 people died in the country, the number of victims was 183 people.

Tajikistan in turn on the evening of September 18 listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs countries have their own views on the causes and development of the border conflict with Kyrgyzstan. Judging by this document, at least 33 Tajik civilians, including women and children, were murdered by the Kyrgyz army during the period from September 14 to 18. More than 23 people were injured.

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