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Riots at Makmal. Sooronbai Jeenbekov comments on provocation

Last year’s conflict at Toguz-Toro gold factory was organized by provocateurs. The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov stated at a meeting of the Security Council on Measures to Ensure Security in Subsoil Use Sphere in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The head of state noted that most often the cause of conflicts between investors and local residents was corruption in issue of a license and the lack of awareness of residents of the region.

«There was a conflict at Makmal. The people calmed down when they were explained everything, the investor is now working calmly. The last year’s conflict was organized by provocateurs. And now they (provocateurs) are clean, as if nothing had happened, and the young guys will be punished,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said, adding that law enforcement agencies did not take action against provocateurs in due time.

Recall, in April 2018, residents of Toguz-Toro district held a rally and set fire to the gold mining facilities under construction.

The police opened a criminal case and detained a deputy of the local council on the fact of the rally and arson of the gold mining plant in Toguz-Toro district.