[According to the Turkmen Govt., the following story is a Russian fabrication.]
As the Turkmen Foreign Ministry guards to clean water deduced
Accustomed to unquestioning obedience reporters on his “neutral” field, the Turkmen authorities are trying to put a straightjacket of censorship and the Russian media.
July 15 pages of Russia’s “Independent Military Review” – an application to “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” published an interview with the Chairman of the Coordination Service of the Council of Border Troops Commanders (SWQS) Colonel-General Alexander Manilow. The interview preceded a message stating that “in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat was the 65th meeting, which was attended by delegations from 11 countries border agencies – the CIS, as well as representatives of the Executive Committee of CIS Anti-Terrorist Center of the – the CIS, EurAsEC and the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure SCO and Central Asia Regional Information and Coordination Centre on fight against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors “.
Reviewer “Independent Military Review” Ruslan Pasynkov asked Colonel General a number of issues, in particular, about what the central feature of the 65th meeting.
– This meeting was attended by delegations from 11 countries border agencies – the CIS countries. It was conducted by the chairman SWQS, First Deputy Director – Head of the Border Guard Service of Russia, Army General Vladimir Pronichev – said Colonel-General. – The heads of delegation addressed the border 11 questions and signed by him more than 30 decisions.
According to Colonel-General, commanders have discussed a range of measures to be taken into account the possible occurrence of crisis situations at the external borders of the Commonwealth. The second problem has been called the fight against drug trafficking, the third problem, which heads pogranvedomstv identified as a priority, it is a guaranteed floor channels smelters across the borders of Central Asian region, arms and ammunition.
Next, Chairman SWQS detailed answers to questions concerning the deteriorating situation with drug trafficking and the measures taken by the CIS border guards to counter modern threats and challenges on the external borders of the Commonwealth, the conduct of special border operations and preventive operations. He also stressed that in order to counter infiltration across borders – the CIS countries from Afghanistan weapons, ammunition, narcotics, illegal migration in Central Asia is preparing a special operation code-named “Afghan Breakdown-2011”, which, in addition to the organizer – Border Guard Service Russia’s FSB border guards will be attended by the Republic of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Also Colonel-General Manilow told meeting participants to visit is located on the Turkmen-Afghan border outposts “Watan” Ashgabat frontier detachment, where they were introduced to the features and terms of border security and living conditions of soldiers, officers and their families.
– The conditions, I confess, for those and others created ideal. For example, conscripts are spacious comfortable barracks. These services classroom, clinic, home, gun room, dining room, recreation. Office of the gates in size and facilities of the Office of the Director is more like a commercial firm. Officers’ families are provided the same apartment, equipped with furniture and household appliances. Near the house there is a children’s playground, – enthusiastically shared his impressions of the Russian general. – As for the service and combat activity, although our Turkmen colleagues and are interested in modern operating time, but in practice, still adhere to the Soviet system of border protection, which is considered albeit expensive, but one of the safest in the world … In general, if In short, the output from the members of the commanders formed fairly simple: today the State Border Service of Turkmenistan is located in the new stage of development, whose purpose – to create a reliable, modern and mobile offices.
Further A. Manilow told that the chairman SWQS, deputy director of the FSB – the head of the Border Guard Service, Army General Vladimir Pronichev handed Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov President of Turkmenistan two honorary decorations SWQS: “For strengthening the borders of the Commonwealth” and “For Distinction in Protection of the border states – participants of CIS “.
– These awards are given to the heads of sovereign states, because the guarantor of security and stability in each country it serves the head of state – the general said Manilow. – That’s it, as Commander in Chief, is responsible for maintaining security at the state border. Moreover, we reward those heads of state to pay the problems of border security the highest priority. It should be noted, and the fact that in recent years Turkmenistan’s border agency is an active participant in the Council of Commanders.
Needless to say, an interview with the Turkmen side for more than positive! Information about the last 65 meeting SWQS and preparation for the raid, “Afghan Breakdown-2011” was immediately published the news on a number of foreign agencies. Posted the news and the Internet newspaper “Turkmenistan.ru”, which is known to use information provided by the State Information Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH).
Especially unexpected was published a day later all the same “Turkmenistan.ru ‘rebuttal, delivered by Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the information that border Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are preparing a massive anti-drug special operation”Afghan Breakdown – 2011”.”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan said that the Turkmen side did not receive proposals for participation in the above operations. In addition, the Turkmen side outraged that in an interview with A. Manilow “noted some alarming trends related to the alleged increase in the flow of drugs across the borders of Turkmenistan.” Turkmenistan regularly provides objective data on this question in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as compiled on the basis of these data, reports UNODC “totally refute given message,” – said in a press release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
Found the same Turkmen officials a fly in the ointment, we thought after reading the above lines, and once again felt sorry for the Turkmen colleagues’ Turkmenistan.ru “who were forced to immediately remove the information about the” Afghan Breakdown “from their pages.
But the most interesting thing was to come, “expressed great concern and confusion, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry also noted that in the month of July in Turkmenistan has not been any meetings or meetings of the above Council, referred to in popular media messages” (!).
And what about visiting a new frontier “Vatan”, delighted about the living conditions of the Turkmen border guards? Finally, whether presented Berdymukhamedov plaques “for strengthening the borders of the Commonwealth” and “For Distinction in Protection of borders – the CIS?” Do not dream it is all the Russian generals? And do not get lost as the glorious defenders of the border in broad daylight?
The answer was found quickly. The website of the Council of CIS Border Troops Commanders really, it was reported the 65th meeting SWQS held in Ashgabat in April … this year. There are about everything and about the fact that the agenda of the meeting was included 11 questions, and by the end of his work signed by more than 30 decisions, and about the production of pre-emptive measures localization threats and challenges, destabilizing the Central Asian region, and about the frontier “Vatan “and about the awarding of President Berdimuhamedov … Information was accompanied by several photos the participants, the Turkmen border guards, as well as plaques, which were presented to President Berdimuhamedov. There was no mention of the raid only “break Afghan-2011.”
So was right Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs, holds his surprise at the statements of President SWQS CIS? And what most upset the Turkmen foreign ministry: that the Chairman of the Coordination Service of the Council of Border Troops Commanders of CIS General Maniloff said the participation of Turkmenistan in the aforesaid special operation, which apparently contradicts the neutral status of Turkmenistan, or that said if border agency of Turkmenistan does not participate in the exchange of information on the situation at the border? Or maybe that the browser “Independent Military Review” Ruslan Pasynkov suddenly “remembered” the meeting SWQS that took place in April, but now in July?
Whatever it was, “extreme” was “Turkmenistan.ru” hastened to show the speed, which may now he boomeranging. After all, it is possible that an interview of Colonel General Manilow could not go unnoticed. (How many us who read the “Independent Military Review”?) Then would not have had the Turkmen Foreign Ministry once again come out with a rebuttal.Especially because these refute the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan in recent bakes like pancakes, and more – on the activity in the first place, Russian media. Turkmen authorities do not like that Russian newspapers, Internet publications and TV stations too openly speak out about certain events in Turkmenistan. Accustomed to unquestioning obedience of journalists at its ‘neutral’ field, they are trying to put a straightjacket of censorship and the Russian media.
According to a source at the Foreign Ministry of Russia for this purpose, and not to express condolences over the tragedy of the sunken vessel, “Bulgaria”, recently visited the “skyscraper” on Smolensk Square, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Russia Halnazar Agakhanov. Russian colleagues listened and promised to help. And indeed, the information about the explosions in Abadan, at least, on Russian TV was no more.
A Turkmen Foreign Ministry to get enough. He again denied! Firstly, the publication of “Military Review”, and secondly – the emergence of “untrue reports about the alleged problems of Turkish companies in Turkmenistan” – again “in some Russian mass media.”
Turkish companies have no problem in Turkmenistan, said the Foreign Ministry and stressed that “considering the emerging issues of the Turkmen side has always held a constructive approach to deal with them and negotiated solution based on the principles of mutual respect and justice demands a full implementation of treaty obligations in compliance with existing national and international standards. ”
And, interestingly, in Turkish, or, say, to other European or American edition, also published by Turkish construction companies claim the loss of a billion dollar debt for the work performed, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry is not offended. Does this mean that, based on an ancient postulate of “hits – a loving,” we can assume that the Turkmen side in relation to Russia, they say, “uneven breathing”?
Or vice versa?
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