Border squads of Uzbekistan and military experts of Russia have appeared on the Turkmen-Afghan border. In addition, Turkmen military men are being redeployed to the border, according to Chronicles of Turkmenistan.
Earlier, local media reported on a telephone conversation between the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The two sides exchanged views on essential issues of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
“We do not know whether the sides covered a potential threat emanating from their southern neighbor and cooperation in solving it. Nevertheless, residents of the border villages of Afghanistan note presence of Uzbek border squads on the Turkmen border,” the publication noticed.
About a month ago, military experts from Russia appeared on the border too. The publication suggests that the Turkmen authorities appealed to the leadership of Russia for help in guarding the border with Afghanistan.
“A group of Turkmen conscript soldiers has been deployed to Tagtabazar (village near the Turkmen-Afghan border) approximately on 5-7 March. They are mainly soldiers who have served for two years or more,” wrote the publication.