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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agree on full ceasefire, withdrawal of troops

Source : 112 Ukraine

Heads of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s State Committees for National Security Kamchybek Tashiyev and Saymumin Yatimov reached an agreement on a full ceasefire on the border between the two states
10:12, 2 May 2021

Radio Svoboda

Heads of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s State Committees for National Security Kamchybek Tashiyev and Saymumin Yatimov reached an agreement on a full ceasefire on the border between the two states. It was reported by Reuters.

"Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed on a full ceasefire and the pullout of forces. People of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have very difficult time now, crisis. The tragedy occured in two countries. It was very hard for us to meet and work in this time. Yet, as intructed by the heads of our states we held a meeting and reached agreement on full cease of fire, withdrawal of troops from the border to their duty stations," Tashiev said.

On the morning of April 29, there was an escalation on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border: there were fights, shootings, an explosion of the bridge. The dead and injured were reported.

As of 6 pm (Kyiv time), the Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have reached an agreement on a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of armed forces to their former locations.

It all began with a quarrel at a joint reservoir between residents of the two villages, which escalated into a clash with military intervention and the withdrawal of tanks to the border on April 17. The subject of the quarrel was the Main water distribution point. It is located near the source of the canals that replenish the Tortkul reservoir in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz began repairs at the water distribution point, but residents of the Tajik village of Khoja Alo protested and demanded the presence of their representatives at the repairs. There was a battle of words, as a result of which the work was stopped.

On April 30 the shooting on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border resumed despite a ceasefire agreement.

Related: Who started it, why, what is happening at all: Answers to questions about the conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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