Events in Tajikistan may impact neighboring countries

Tajikistan Materials 8 September 2015 20:37 (UTC +04:00)
The events in Tajikistan may have an impact on neighboring countries
Events in Tajikistan may impact neighboring countries

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 8

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:

The events in Tajikistan may have an impact on neighboring countries, Russian expert on Central Asia Alexander Knyazev said.

A gang led by former Deputy Defense Minister Abduhalim Nazarzoda attacked the interior department of the town of Vahdat and the central office of the defense ministry in Dushanbe Sept. 4.

As a result, nine representatives of the interior department were killed and six were slightly injured. As a result of a special operation, some 32 members of the gang were arrested and 13 neutralized. More than 500 weapons and ammunition were seized. The joint operations of the country's relevant organizations are underway to eliminate Nazarzoda's terrorist group.

"Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are a corridor spreading security problems from Afghanistan to the Eurasian Union," Knyazev said. "The Tajik-Afghan and Tajik-Kyrgyz borders are controlled very badly and highly corrupt. As a result, the extremists from Afghanistan can easily reach the territory of these countries. Despite Kyrgyzstan's joining the Eurasian Union, the situation with its external borders remains the same. The Kazakh-Kyrgyz border is controlled better. But illegal border crossing is also possible here."

He recalled that earlier, the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Kalykbek Satybaldyev reported numerous cases of illegal issuance of Kyrgyz passports. The citizens of countries neighboring with Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan get Kyrgyz passports illegally and go with them to war in the Middle East, according to the expert.

"Now, given Kyrgyzstan's entering the Eurasian Union, Kyrgyz passport holders can stay in Russia for 30 days without registration, and this could end badly," he said.

Knyazev went on to add that the events in Tajikistan are not accidental, but well thought out, planned and instigated from outside.

"This is not an accidental event," he said. "It is a protest of some part of the Tajik elite against the existing order of life in Tajikistan. The nature of actions says a lot - the deputy minister, a major group of military officers together with him. This is a serious conflict between the powers."

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