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Russia is concerned about the aggravation of the situation in Tajikistan, Zakharova said


The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow. File photoMOSCOW, May 18.Moscow is concerned about the aggravation of the situation in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) of Tajikistan, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of the republic, provoked, as follows from the reports, by criminal elements and extremists who joined them,” Zakharova said at a briefing. />The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan demanded that the militants in the east of the country lay down their arms. She recalled that as a result of the incident, “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. The Tajik authorities promise to take the necessary measures to stabilize the situation and ensuring the safety of Russian citizens who may be on the spot with events,” Zakharova added. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan reported that one officer of the State Committee for National Security was killed, 13 soldiers were injured during an attack by an armed criminal group in the Rushan district of GBAO on a convoy of the State Committee. It was noted that organized criminal groups consisting of 200 people, using all types of weapons, blocked the Dushanbe-Khorog highway and the border commandant's office at three points in the center of the Rushan district of GBAO. The Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of the country has been completed.