The statement said that on September 11 at 12:00 pm in the area of the ruins Chapan Shakhristan district of Sughd region of Tajikistan armed military boundary order of Uzbekistan on horseback, violating the state border, invaded by 150-200 meters deep into the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and started shooting with the camera mobile phone territory of Tajikistan, as well as people who were engaged in agricultural activities near the border.
“Senior Tajik frontier detail, fixing violation of the state border, calling gave the command, and demanded the offender to return to their territory. However, the offender ignored the demands of the Tajik border guard. Then the highest boundary order decided to detain trespassers, “- said in the press service of the National Security Committee Border.
Further states that “at this time other military boundary order of Uzbekistan opened fire in the direction of the Tajik border guards who tried to apprehend violators of the state border.”
“Tajik border guards, in self-defense, returned fire. Violators of the state border, using the time, fled to the Republic of Uzbekistan – the statement. - The location of the incident was attended by representatives of border unit of Uzbekistan, which in the course of examination of the scene to provide evidence of violation of the state border of the Republic of Tajikistan by the Uzbek border guard. Currently launched a joint investigation into bilateral, to develop measures to prevent similar incidents. “
Press Center GUPV SNSC RT notes that this is not an isolated case. ”So, on September 1 of this year at about 12:00 in the ruins Chapan Shakhristan Sughd region, three armed guards border post” Chillamazor “Uzbekistan on horseback, violating the state border, invaded the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan to 1000 meters from the boundary line, and by threatening the use of weapons, forcibly taken away to Uzbekistan Tajik citizen JW, born in 1988, who was feeding the flock “, – the press-center.
According to them, in spite of the treatment boundary representative of Tajikistan, a representative from the border of Uzbekistan on the location of DU and the circumstances of his capture response has been received. Moreover, Uzbek border guards were not on pogranpredstavitelskuyu meeting organized on this fact.
“This is not the first time that the Uzbek side, without waiting for the end of the official investigation into the incident, accused in the press of the Tajik border guards. At that time, as the Tajik side refrained from hasty statements in the media, so as not to aggravate the situation on the border, “- noted in a statement.
General Directorate of Border Troops hoped that in future the Uzbek colleagues will operate on the basis of the requirements of international agreements, including the “Agreement on the Tajik-Uzbek state border” of 5 October 2002, which entered into force on 24 March 2009, and strictly adhere to a course of conduct on the Tajik-Uzbek border, conduct objective joint investigations of border incidents involving the interests of both parties.
Leaders GUPV SNSC Tajikistan commends the Committee for the Protection of the State Border of the Republic of Uzbekistan SNB to maintain friendly relations based on mutual cooperation and understanding, and always expresses readiness for constructive, honest dialogue in the maintenance of the state border between the two countries.