Mazhilis of Kazakhstan approves donation of military equipment to Bishkek
Astana will supply Bishkek with military equipment on the condition that it is not used against the CIS member countries or transferred to a third party, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said. Skirmishes took place on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan recently
The building of the Majilis, Nur-Sultan
The lower house of the Parliament of Kazakhstan (Mazhilis) approved the draft law on the ratification of an agreement providing for the gratuitous transfer of military equipment to Kyrgyzstan, the TV channel ” ;Khabar 24».
Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Sultan Kamaletdinov said the Kyrgyz military would only be able to use the equipment to ensure the country's security. They will not have the right to transfer the received weapons to a third party or use them against states— members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). All financial costs of the transfer of equipment are covered by Kazakhstan.
Kamaletdinov explained that the names and quantities of transferred equipment were agreed through diplomatic channels.
The transfer agreement was signed by Bishkek and Astana on December 7 last year in Nur-Sultan. The document says that Kazakhstan provides military-technical assistance to “ensure security and defense potential” Central Asia.
Kazakhstan has transferred weapons to Kyrgyzstan before. In particular, in October 2016, he donated ammunition and spare parts for anti-aircraft missile systems, the KazInform portal wrote. In 2011, Kazakhstan sent armored vehicles and small arms to Kyrgyzstan, and in 1999 it transferred communications equipment, artillery and aviation ammunition.
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In recent months, skirmishes have been taking place on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In mid-March, there was a shootout between border guards, and in mid-April, Bishkek accused a neighboring state of mortar shelling, which caused one soldier to be injured.
In late April, the Kyrgyz authorities announced their intention to discuss with Turkey the details of the delivery to Tajikistan Bayraktar drones. Bishkek urged Ankara to be “cautious in this matter.”
The border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is 970 km long. 460 of them require demarcation, in connection with which conflicts periodically arise when both states declare their claims to one or another site.
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