Military of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for 10 min. ceased fire, then the shooting resumed The lull, according to the Kyrgyz side, lasted only ten minutes, then the shooting resumed. The Tajik side also speaks of an increase in the intensity of the skirmish
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ceased fire for ten minutes, but then the Tajik side continued to fire at the positions of the Kyrgyz military, the Kyrgyz border service reported. The message was published in the Telegram channel of the media headquarters of the authorities of Kyrgyzstan.
During the lull on the border, Abdikarim Alimbaev, the plenipotentiary representative of the President of Kyrgyzstan in the Batken region, was scheduled to meet with the head of the Sughd region of Tajikistan, as well as border guards.
“However, the Tajik side again violated bilateral ceasefire agreements and continued shelling the Kyrgyz military positions»,— According to the message.
As of 00:20 local time on January 28 (21:20 Moscow time on January 27), a shootout between Kyrgyz and Tajik military personnel continues in the areas of Kocho-Boyu and Dakhma, the border service reported.
The Tajik side confirms that a meeting at the level of representatives of local authorities and law enforcement agencies was indeed scheduled. However, according to the Tajik border service, which is published by the Khovar news agency, it was supposed to take place in the early evening to resolve the conflict between local residents, Kyrgyz and Tajiks.
According to the border guards, at about 17:20 local time (14:20 Moscow time), about 50 citizens of Kyrgyzstan “forced” stopped the car of a Tajik citizen who was transporting sand from one Tajik village to another.
«<…> in order to prevent such illegal actions of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, a meeting was scheduled at the level of representatives of local authorities and law enforcement agencies of the city of Isfara, Sughd region of the Republic of Tajikistan,— the message says.
However, according to the Tajik side, the Kyrgyz delegation did not arrive at the meeting and instead, the Kyrgyz border guards opened fire on civilians in Tajikistan.
“To date, the intensity of fire from the Kyrgyz Republic is intensively gaining momentum. There are victims among civilians and border guards of the Republic of Tajikistan», — to be specified in the release.
In Kyrgyzstan, it was previously stated that the conflict was started by the citizens of Tajikistan, who unilaterally blocked the Batken highway— Isfana, which crosses the border.
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