Kyrgyz Border Service: Tajik side provokes people to illegal actions

Tajikistan does not comply with the agreements and continues to pull weapons and military personnel to the border line, the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said.

The statement of the Kyrgyz border guards followed in response to information previously disseminated by the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan, Ritmeurasia reports.

“The Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic was perplexed by the accusations of the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan against the Kyrgyz side of deliberate actions to escalate the situation in the border areas.

The information provided in the statement of the Tajik side is absolutely untrue. Moreover, the Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan deliberately distort information in an attempt to provoke the population of the border regions into illegal actions.

An example of this is the publication of a photograph showing the transportation of equipment on a motor trawl. Commenting on this photo, the GKNB’s police department for the Sughd region of Tajikistan fabricated a version that the Kyrgyz side was allegedly transferring military equipment to the Batken region, while this photo was taken on September 21-22, 2022 during the withdrawal of equipment from the border line deep into Kyrgyzstan and transportation to the point of permanent deployment.

It is surprising that the Tajik side is trying to “attribute” almost all of its actions to strengthen the border in the border regions of Tajikistan to the border guards of Kyrgyzstan.

So, since September 25, 2022, the Tajik side has been preparing firing positions: they are digging trenches and trenches along the entire perimeter of the state border with Kyrgyzstan.

Since September 25, 2022, more than 10 facts of the use of drones have been recorded, which, violating the airspace of the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted reconnaissance activities,” the Kyrgyz Border Service said in a statement.

The Kyrgyz side called on the Tajik colleagues to stop misleading the population of the two states, not to incite civilians to illegal actions that could lead to another hotbed of tension. It is imperative to comply with the previously reached agreements and implement the points of the signed protocol, thereby maintaining the fragile peace in the region.

On September 14-17, 2022, heavy clashes took place on the border between the two states in the Batken and Sughd regions. As a result, the sides suffered both military and civilian casualties on both sides.

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Oct. 20, 2022