Lavrov called the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. Moscow and Dushanbe described their dialogue differently. TASS: Russian Foreign Ministry published the correct version of the meeting between Lavrov and Muhriddin 00:05

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin to discuss Russia’s anti-terrorism policy. The phone call took place on April 30.

The meeting was reported by both the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Tajikistan Foreign Ministry. But departments’ comments differed greatly.

Statement from Moscow

As noted Online In the Russian diplomatic department, ministers “exchanged views on current issues of bilateral interaction.” Detailed statements were made, especially to the Tajik side, regarding the measures taken by Russian services to prevent terrorism.

“The tragic events at Crocus City Hall became the main reason for more thorough checks of foreign citizens coming to us. “It is especially emphasized that the measures taken are temporary, they are not directed at a particular nation or religion, and the situation at the checkpoints is gradually normalizing.”

It was also emphasized that the parties “agreed” on the need to “be careful about the time-tested partnership and alliance in Russia-Tajikistan relations” and “preserve and strengthen their positive dynamics”.

What was said in Dushanbe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, showsIt was stated that Lavrov and Muhriddin discussed “the difficult situation in which the citizens of Tajikistan, who are on Russian territory, find themselves as a result of the harsh measures taken by the Russian authorities.” It was also announced that the meeting took place at the request of Moscow. The Russian minister “expressed that he understands the Tajik side’s reaction to this issue.”

“Muhriddin emphasized that such negative attitude towards the citizens of Tajikistan and the widespread violation of their rights and freedoms do not comply with the principles of bilateral relations,” Dushanbe said in a comment. said.

Tajikistan called on the Russian side to comply with the provisions of key bilateral and multilateral legal acts, in particular the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance and the Agreement on Allied Cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Russian Federation dated May 25, 1993. XXI Agreement between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Russian Federation dated 16 April 1999. agreement focusing on the century.

Tajikistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “In the context of S. Lavrov’s statement that ‘measures taken against a particular nation or religion should not be directed’, S. Muhriddin emphasized that this thesis is incompatible with the real situation.”

Source TASS He claims that the Russian Foreign Ministry’s comment stated the “correct version of the conversation.”

How did the events develop?

Last week, Asia-Plus reported that Russian border guards were not allowing vehicles with Tajik license plates to cross the Kazakh-Russian border. A traffic jam of approximately 180 vehicles quickly formed. At the same time, border guards continued to allow vehicles with license plates from other countries to pass. Tajikistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs later expressed his concern Cases of massive refusal of entry to the Russian Federation.

On April 27, the Tajik Foreign Ministry advised its citizens to avoid traveling to Russia. On the same day, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that security checks were carried out at the land border after the terrorist attack on Crocus City Hall. She emphasized that these were “temporary”.

29 April Tajikistan stated Russian Ambassador to the Republic Semyon Grigoriev protested against the violation of citizens’ rights. The diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deliver a note about “mass cases in which an absolutely negative attitude has emerged” towards citizens of Tajikistan on the territory of the Russian Federation.

“Such action is applied only to citizens of Tajikistan, and it is fundamentally incompatible with the spirit and traditions of Tajik-Russia relations,” they said in Dushanbe.

On March 22, a terrorist attack occurred in the concert hall of the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow. Before the picnic group’s performance, gunmen entered the hall and opened fire on the audience. After this, explosions occurred and a fire broke out. 144 people were victims of the terrorist attack. More than ten citizens of Tajikistan were detained on suspicion of involvement in crime.

What are you thinking?

Foreign Ministers of Russia and Tajikistan, Sergei Lavrov and Sirojiddin Muhriddin, discussed the ban on Tajik citizens from entering the Russian Federation. At the same time, Moscow and Dushanbe published different interpretations of the diplomats’ speech. The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that additional detailed explanations were provided to Tajik partners about the measures taken by Russian services to prevent terrorism. Tajikistan announced “a negative attitude towards its citizens and widespread violations of their rights and freedoms.” Read more in’s article.

Source: Gazeta


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