Kyrgyzstan has criticized Tajikistan for mobilizing troops near the border | Conflicting Issues
Kyrgyz border officials have accused Tajik lawmakers of violating the law over water shortages.
Kyrgyzstan has accused Tajikistan’s neighbors of building troops and weapons near their borders, following riots near the Tajik palace of Vorukh which killed at least 41 people and injured many more.
Kyrgyzstan border guards on Saturday also reported that Tajik troops opened Kyrgyz vehicles near the village of Kyrgyz.
Tajikistan has said nothing, although security in Tajik has said Dushanbe is insisting on a final agreement with the military.
At the same time, negotiations continued to resolve tensions between the two Central Asian countries, both of which are allies in Russia.
The leaders of the two countries spoke on the phone on Saturday to discuss further issues, their offices said.
“In violation of the bilateral agreement on the carrying of troops in their territory, the other party continues to bring in troops and heavy weapons to its borders with Kyrgyzstan,” Kyrgyz border officials said in a statement.
A Kyrgyz region with thousands of people remained in the region, border guards said, because Tajik troops were blocking the road through the disputed areas.
Clashes erupted this week at the border between Sughd province in Tajikistan and southern Batken province in Kyrgyzstan over disputes over water and pumping, which both sides say is on the Isfara River.
Residents of rival towns pelted each other with stones and border guards entered with guns and ammunition, though, according to Kyrgyz border guards, a helicopter attacked Tajik.
At least part of the Kyrgyz border and several houses on the Kyrgyz side have been set on fire, while Tajikistan has also reported gunshot damage to the bridge.
Kyrgyz officials say 33 people have been killed, all but three of the civilians, and 132 injured.
Tajikistan’s state media says eight people have been killed in its quest, including four border guards.
On Saturday, the AFP news agency reported that its journalist in Batken could not reach the area because Kyrgyz men carrying stones were driving back to the Kyrgyz military highway between the village of Min-Bulak and the town of Isfana.
Also on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, outside government offices and demanded that the government provide them with weapons to fight at the border.
A document issued by the national security agency through the office of Kyrgyzstan’s leader Sadyr Japarov stated that the protests would not be possible “because they have consequences”.
The border dispute between the three countries that share the fertile Fergana region – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – stems from the borders created during the Soviet Union.
Boundary, perverted borders, left several areas with the opportunity to allow for their homeland.
Russia’s neighbor Uzbekistan, which has bases in both countries, has pledged to end the latest conflict.