Zakharova: Russia worried about worsening situation in eastern Tajikistan
MOSCOW, May 18 – RIA Novosti. Moscow is concerned about the worsening of the situation in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), stated Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova.
“We have received with concern information from the authorities of Tajikistan about the escalation of tensions in the republic’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, which is provoked by criminal elements and extremists who joined them, as follows from the reports,” Zakharova said. said. a briefing.
As a result of the incident, he reminded that “there are victims among the law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan”.
“According to preliminary information, there are no citizens of the Russian Federation among the victims, according to preliminary information. The Tajik authorities promise to take the necessary measures to stabilize the situation and ensure the safety of Russian citizens who may be at the scene,” Zakharova said.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan reported that an officer of the State Committee of National Security was killed and 13 soldiers were injured in the GBAO attack on the State Committee convoy of an armed criminal group in Rushan district. It was noted that organized crime groups consisting of 200 people blocked the Dushanbe-Khorog highway and the border command office of GBAO at three points in the center of Rushan district, using all kinds of weapons.
A source from Tajikistan’s law enforcement told RIA Novosti that a special operation has been completed to neutralize armed militants in the Rushan district of the country’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
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