Border conflict: What is Tajik MFA silent about?

Tajik Foreign Minister Sadriddin Mukhiddin stated at the 77th UN General Assembly that since the 1950s Kyrgyzstan has seized more than 2,000 square kilometers belonging to Tajikistan. According to him, Tajikistan now intends to return these lands. However, he did not provide any evidence to support his words.

What is wrong with the statement of the head of the Tajik foreign minister, who spoke at the UN platform after the speech of President of Kyrgyzstan Zhaparov, who said that Tajikistan had committed a large-scale aggression on the territory of his country, asks.

It is known that the mass media of Kyrgyzstan, unlike Tajikistan, can be called free, and the most objective and timely information was distributed from Kyrgyzstan, moreover, in foreign languages.

All messages from official Dushanbe mainly consisted of accusations of the Kyrgyz side of the escalation of the conflict. Journalists and bloggers of Kyrgyzstan posted photos and videos from the battlefields and settlements where large-scale destruction was recorded on the network and social networks.

Mukhriddin, without suspecting it, did his country a disservice by saying that Tajikistan intends to return allegedly its lands, Asianews wrote.

At this moment, official statistics, coming mainly from the Kyrgyz side, indicate that about 1 thousand objects were destroyed and burned on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, of which more than 600 residential buildings. Among the destroyed objects are also schools and kindergartens. According to the Kyrgyz side, as a result of Tajikistan’s armed aggression, more than 142,000 people were evacuated from the border areas, 63 people died, and about 200 were injured.

Now it becomes clear how the authorities of Tajikistan intend to “return their lands” – through terror and murder, the resource claims.

Numerous photo and video materials, which, by the way, were distributed online by Tajik militants, indicate that mercenaries fought on their side, presumably ethnic Tajiks from Afghanistan.

The first large-scale armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border occurred in the spring of 2021 during a meeting of the heads of law enforcement agencies of the CSTO countries. Then, the Tajik military invaded the territory of Kyrgyzstan, plundered, and then destroyed and burned the houses of civilians. Later it turned out that the former field commander Iskandar Shokh led the Tajik militants. All this is clearly seen in the video clips distributed by the Tajiks themselves on the Internet.

Media resource Asianews asks the question – what is the true goal of the bandits in the power of Tajikistan?

This question should be answered in the next peace protocol signed between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, where the parties agreed to abolish four border points near the Tajik enclave of Vorukh. It is known that the Kyrgyz local authorities have been actively fighting smuggling from Tajikistan over the past two years, which cannot but disturb Tajik big smugglers and drug dealers.

Their activities are directly related to people in uniform, and they are also the organizers of illegal channels for the delivery of goods and prohibited substances to a neighboring country. This explains the presence and personal coordination of the actions of Tajik militants by General Iskandar Shoh, Asianews believes.

Kyrgyzstan, having faced such massive destruction for the second time in the last year and a half, for the sake of peace was forced to sign a seemingly inconspicuous protocol to end the conflict, which opens the way for Tajik smugglers, Asianews concluded.

From September 14 to September 17, 2022, military clashes with the use of heavy military equipment took place on the border of the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan and the Sughd region of Tajikistan. Only after negotiations between the presidents of the two countries in Samarkand, the armed groups of the parties were withdrawn from the scene. At that time, the heads of state of the SCO countries participated in the summit of the organization, includeing Zhaparov and Rahmon.,
Oct. 6, 2022