MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to speak with Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov by phone, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Saturday.
"It’s not in the schedule yet," he said when asked whether such a contact was planned in the immediate future, given Saturday’s talks with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.
On Saturday, Tajikistan’s president arrived in Moscow and held talks with President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders discussed the situation in the region and bilateral issues. On Sunday, Emomali Rahmon will attend the military parade on Red Square, which marks the 76th anniversary of Victory in the war the Soviet Union fought against Nazi Germany in 1941-1945.
Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, told TASS earlier that Rahmon’s visit had been scheduled and negotiated before the events on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border, while Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov’s visit to Moscow for Victory Day celebrations was not expected.
The conflict between villagers on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan escalated on April 28 near the Golovnoy water intake facility, considered by each side as its own territory. Armed clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik servicemen broke out on the following day. Both sides reported dozens of casualties. The two countries’ governmental delegations held talks and signed a joint statement, agreeing on a ceasefire and the pullout of their troops.