The Collective Security Treaty Organization is ready to assist in normalizing the situation on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. This was stated by CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, speaking on November 23 at a joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO, TASS reports .
“In the Central Asian region, we attach particular importance to the normalization of the situation on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border. We believe that the CSTO has the necessary resources and experience to assist our two states to achieve this goal, of course, if Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan consider it necessary,” – he emphasized.
Also, according to Zas, in the region “there is a danger of the spread of terrorist activity, illegal trafficking in weapons and drugs from Afghanistan on the territory of the CSTO member states.”
In this regard, “the issue of strengthening border security on the Tajik-Afghan border does not go unnoticed,” he said.
- On September 14, 2022, at 08:00, the Tajik side showed armed aggression in the area of the southern part of the Vorukh enclave of the Republic of Tajikistan using firearms and mortars. The village of Samarkandek in the Batken region suffered.
- On September 15, tensions continued along the border, but the situation was relatively stable.
- On September 16, the border service of Kyrgyzstan reported new attacks from Tajikistan .
- The shelling of Kyrgyz territory was carried out while the SCO summit was taking place, which was attended by both Sadyr Japarov and Emomali Rahmon. They held negotiations .
- On September 17, Tajikistan continued shelling the Kyrgyz territories.
- On September 18, the situation continued to be tense. A total of 136,770 citizens were evacuated. 177 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to Batken region, in addition, 160 tons of humanitarian aid were sent from Bishkek to Batken region on eight heavy trucks. To support the residents of Batken, 17,426,626.22 soms were received.
- September 19 was declared a day of national mourning.
- As of October 4, 63 Kyrgyzstanis were killed – 50 servicemen and 13 civilians. 206 people, including 13 children, were injured.
Source : Kaktus Media