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Uzbekistan frees citizens of Kyrgyzstan

Uzbek authorities freed Kyrgyz citizens. The Public Relations and Media Department of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to it, a meeting of representatives of border services and law enforcement bodies of the two countries took place the day before, on August 8, in Baymak area of Ala-Buka district, Jalal-Abad region. The negotiation resulted in handing over the Kyrgyz citizens, who have been previously detained by the employees of the Interior Ministry of Uzbekistan on Ungar-Too, to the Kyrgyz side.

 At present, the Kyrgyzstanis have returned home.

Recall, on August 22 several employees of the Interior Ministry of Uzbekistan landed from MI-8 helicopter on the disputed part of the border (next to the repeater station on Ungar-Too mountain). After that Kyrgyzstan directed to the area ​​additional police forces and border guards.

On the morning of August 24 Border Service reported that four employees of the radio relay station were taken to Yangikurgan police station of Uzbekistan.

 Kyrgyz radio relay station "Kerben" is situated on Ungar-Too. A few years ago the Uzbek border guards attempted to establish a checkpoint there.