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CSTO to offer measures to relieve tension on border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will propose measures to relieve tension on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department — Assistant Minister of Defense for International Military Cooperation of Belarus Valery Revenko reported on Twitter.

According to him, participants of the meeting of the heads of divisions of international military cooperation of the armed forces of the CSTO countries held in Minsk developed proposals for relieving tension on the border sections between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan.

«The military-political situation in the areas of responsibility was discussed, the measures of international military cooperation under the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus were clarified, proposals were developed for the heads of defense departments to relieve tensions on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan,» Valery Revenko wrote.

Shooting began at several sites of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the morning of September 16. Settlements in Leilek and Batken district came under fire. The Ministry of Health reported 206 victims, 63 people were killed. As a result of the armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, residents of seven villages in Batken and Leilek districts, as well as Dzhekendi village in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, left their homes.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case on crimes against peace.