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In the eyes of Russia, Nazarbayev and Atambayev quarreled a hundred million dollars

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Stories This conflict has already been in place for a month, but the quarrel between the two presidents does not fade, but maintains its negative dynamics. On Thursday, in the third and final reading, the deputies of the Kyrgyz parliament approved the denunciation (termination) of the “Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the development of economic cooperation in the context of Eurasian economic integration”. According to this agreement, Astana provided Bishkek with a $ 100 million-dollar grant to improve customs operations, sanitary and epidemiological surveillance, compliance with phytosanitary and veterinary measures.




What made the president of Kyrgyzstan get hot?

Speaking at a meeting of the parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Duishenbek Zilaliyev noted that the government will now try to find these funds "from the budget and external sources." Zilaliyev explained to the deputies that the denunciation of the agreement was caused by the delay of Kazakhstan in the provision of the promised grant. However, everyone in Kyrgyzstan and outside it was well aware that this initiative of Bishkek is a reaction to the quarrel between the presidents of the two countries.

The reason for her was the meeting at the end of September by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, with the candidate for the post of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Omurbek Babanov. Babanov in the last 15 of October elections competed with Sooronbay Zheenbekov, a protege of the current Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev.

“I know you for a long time,” Nazarbayev praised Omurbek Babanov in front of the television cameras. - Engaged in business (oil products trading in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan - ed.), Gained experience. Headed the government. If the Kyrgyz people support a person like you, then Kazakhstan will support him at any time. ”

Nazarbayev’s attention to the opposition candidate aroused a storm of indignation among Atambayev. The President of Kyrgyzstan immediately accused his colleague of trying to “influence the choice of the Kyrgyz people,” along the way he walked on the topic of “irremovability” of the government in Kazakhstan, called it oligarchic (by the way, the state of Omurbek Babanov is estimated at $ 1,5 billion) and expressed the wish that Kazakhs following the example of the Kyrgyz "rejuvenated" their power.

Observers say about Almazbek Atambayev that he "starts up with a half-turn." A hot Kyrgyz leader sometimes has to calm his heart with the help of doctors. So it was, for example, last September, after his visit to Ankara. There he refused to follow the “friendly advice” - to close private Turkish schools and universities in Kyrgyzstan, funded by Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Erdogan accused of organizing a failed coup d'état.

Shaken health in Turkey, Almazbek Atambayev restored in Moscow, in the Central Clinical Hospital of the Office of the President of Russia. Returning to Bishkek, Atambayev once again made the Kyrgyz “phi” for the Turks - congratulated Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis on the 56 anniversary of the independence of the Republic.

He had never done this before, adhering to the Turkish position in the territorial dispute in Cyprus. Moreover, in his congratulations, Atambayev expressed "an interest in the development of friendly relations between Cyprus and Kyrgyzstan" than finally upset the relations between Bishkek and Ankara.

That conflict with Erdogan was largely forced for Atambayev. The fact is that over the long years of work in Kyrgyzstan, the educational structures of Gulen have practically formed a new political elite of the country. Today, graduates of Gülen universities occupy the majority of high government posts, constitute the core of local political and public associations and business structures. The side of these people and took the president of Kyrgyzstan in a dispute with a Turkish counterpart.

Nazarbayev is different. The Kyrgyz president regarded his attention to the opposition candidate as an attack threatening Atambayev’s personal interests. What are they rooted in?

Dollar grant returns to Kazakhstan

It is known that in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, power changed only during local revolutions and coups. Nominated for the presidency of 2011, Almazbek Atambayev promised the country that at the end of his term of office he would provide competitive democratic elections in which he would not participate.

Voluntary refusal from a post is not absolutely refusal of the power. Such examples are familiar to us. The Kyrgyz are aware of them. Last year in a referendum, they voted to expand the powers of the head of government. This laid the foundation for the “castling”, in which Atambayev again became prime minister (he had already headed the government in 2010-2011), and his nominee (Sooronbay Zheenbekov) became president of Kyrgyzstan.

The intervention of Nursultan Nazarbayev could destroy this unpretentious construction. Experts say that only a photo in which the president of Kazakhstan shakes Omurbek Babanov’s hand added three to four percent of the vote to the opposition candidate at once. In Kyrgyzstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev is respected. The economic well-being of neighbors is associated with his name. (According to Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan’s GDP is five times less than Almaty’s GDP). The actual inclusion of the Kazakh leader in the Kyrgyz election process would have thwarted all Atambayev’s plans. And he cried.

The first thing Almazbek Atambayev did was to cancel his trip to Sochi to the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS, citing the possibility of mass riots in the republic. Observers interpreted this demarche as an offer to Moscow to become an arbiter in the conflict of neighbors. However, the Kremlin did not (at least publicly) react to the call of the Kyrgyz president.

But Nazarbayev reacted. Already on October 10, accusing its neighbors of non-compliance with sanitary and veterinary standards, Kazakhstan strengthened customs control and reduced the number of checkpoints on the border with Kyrgyzstan. Soon there arose a multi-kilometer long queue of 500-600 trucks.

It takes up to five days for drivers of heavy trucks to cross the border. This is unacceptable for perishable, above all, dairy products, which Kyrgyzstan supplies to the south of Kazakhstan. The export of "jelly" almost stopped. The vacated niche was immediately filled by Russian business, simultaneously raising local prices by 20-30 percent.

Experts believed that after the election, the situation will return to normal. But the elections have passed, but the “border is” to this day. In early November, at a meeting of CIS heads of government in Tashkent, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov voiced this problem. He called it "the actual blockade of Kyrgyzstan from the partner of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) - Kazakhstan."

Isakov’s colleagues were sympathetically abandoned, but they did not develop the topic, rightly believing that this dispute concerns, first of all, the Eurasian Union. Here Kyrgyzstan is difficult to count on unconditional support. After all, claims against Bishkek have been expressed for a long time. They did not deal with “jelly”, but with problems on the external border of the EEU — the Kyrgyz-Chinese one.

Through it flow counterfeit comes from China. It turns out, Kazakhstan has put a barrier on this path. After all, in an amicable way, there should be no internal customs borders in the Eurasian Union. However, the lack of discipline of the Kirghiz forced them to take measures to protect the EAEU market from poor quality and even dangerous products for people. This is how it looks in the assessment of the local media and Kazakhstani political scientist Peter Svoik - in the German Deutsche Welle.

Svoik believes that “Russia is in some way interested in having Kazakhstan influence on this issue (observance of the conditions for passing goods to the EAEU market - ed.) On Bishkek”. Therefore, the appeal of the Kyrgyz authorities to the Economic Commission of the EAEU with a complaint against Kazakhstan for violation of the trade rules of the Eurasian Union has no practical perspective.

Bishkek will be reminded that it is he who must comply with the conditions for the movement of goods across the external border of the EAEU. To do this, at a minimum, it is necessary to equip the customs infrastructure, equip sanitary control laboratories and increase the personnel’s responsibility for passing counterfeit goods.

Actually, for these purposes, and allocated funds to Kazakhstan, from which the Kyrgyz parliament so proudly refused last Thursday. In Astana, he was heard. Here is the answer. The Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan has developed its own bill of denunciation of the agreement with Kyrgyzstan, providing for the allocation of a grant of $ 100 million. It is assumed that these funds will now go to the development of the social sphere of Kazakhstan.

No matter what they say, but the crisis in the Kazakh-Kyrgyz relations is clearly prolonged. Both sides of the conflict have already felt its negative consequences. The unity of the Eurasian Economic Union is also threatened. In this situation, Moscow cannot simply keep silent. Experts predict that Russia will reconcile the parties after 24 November, when the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov will take office. However, the consequences of this crisis will long cloud the atmosphere in the EAEU.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 13 November 2017 14: 17 New
    +5
    The story can be written "How Nursultan quarreled with Almazbek" ... keywords sultan and back ...
    1. Finches
      Finches 13 November 2017 15: 45 New
      +3
      From the point of view of Russia, these are our closest allies, and there was a time when Russia, under the leadership of Yeltsin, read the State Department, left them to their own devices, they survived under the strongest pressure of our enemies and nevertheless, they are with us, but with slightly new realities, Russia They should be helped, like many, many, many years ago ... They will agree that the blood of the highest national nomenclature of the CPSU plays in these guys, plus the eastern mentality ... In short, all this is nonsense!
      1. stas
        stas 13 November 2017 19: 34 New
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        Zyablitsev you who threw whom if these two Basmachs dreamed of being independent khans.
        It was the Russians who fled from there from these Basmachis.
        You should have seen what they were doing in Osh - primitive ganibalism and barbarism of primitive society.
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 14 November 2017 08: 22 New
          +5
          Quote: stas
          You should have seen what they did in Osh

          belay have you seen?
          Quote: stas
          It was the Russians who fled from there from these Basmachis.

          Wow, ah I yay, and why did they all run straight from the Basmachi?
          Quote: stas
          who threw whom if these two basmachs dreamed of being independent khans

          These khans did not want independence, unlike the new white king lol
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 18 November 2017 07: 47 New
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            Quote: Serg65
            Quote: stas
            It was the Russians who fled from there from these Basmachis.

            Wow, ah I yay, and why did they all run straight from the Basmachi?

            And not only Russians - Germans left whole state farms ...
            Just these khans did not want independence, unlike the new white king - right from 1986 and did not want ...
      2. Alexander rr
        Alexander rr 13 November 2017 19: 53 New
        +6
        Zyablitsov, we have forgiven the Kyrgyz current-current of half a billion dolars, apart from everything else! Or maybe them ?! Someone correctly said that if Russia did not pay the republics after the collapse, they would return to the USSR in half a year !!!
        1. Krabik
          Krabik 13 November 2017 20: 36 New
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          For them to return to the USSR, the political will of the center is needed, and the will of the center was the demarcation of the republics!

          He presented in paints a picture of how Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are torn in the USSR, which is no longer 27 years old.
        2. Serg65
          Serg65 14 November 2017 08: 24 New
          +4
          Quote: Alexander-rr
          if Russia did not pay the republics after the collapse, they would return to the USSR in half a year !!!

          laughing yes horseradish there! Who would let Russia return to the USSR?
      3. Krabik
        Krabik 13 November 2017 20: 33 New
        +3
        These are ordinary squabbles between neighbors.

        With Belarus, a similar situation constantly arises due to counterfeit goods from the EU countries.
        1. utyutkin
          utyutkin 14 November 2017 22: 45 New
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          that's just every time they forget to add that Russian entrepreneurs are trying to smuggle this counterfeit :)))))). Well, Belarusians can’t compare with Russians in this matter :)))). not the weight categories at all :)))). and even if the carrier is officially Belarus, if you dig a little deeper the Russians will still pop up :))))).
      4. 210ox
        210ox 13 November 2017 20: 58 New
        +1
        I can understand Kazakhstan. This is a fairly powerful state. And they can say so and give and take .. But Kyrgyzstan! They would sit and be silent in a rag. Some other political whims. You only live while you are being fed ..
        Quote: Finches
        From the point of view of Russia, these are our closest allies, and there was a time when Russia, under the leadership of Yeltsin, read the State Department, left them to their own devices, they survived under the strongest pressure of our enemies and nevertheless, they are with us, but with slightly new realities, Russia They should be helped, like many, many, many years ago ... They will agree that the blood of the highest national nomenclature of the CPSU plays in these guys, plus the eastern mentality ... In short, all this is nonsense!
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 14 November 2017 08: 49 New
          +5
          Quote: 210ox
          You only live while you are being fed ..

          Who feeds? laughing My friend, you didn’t even bother to understand the situation, but you have already identified yourself as the breadwinner!
          By the way, 60% of agricultural products of Kyrgyzstan goes to Russia, and in the markets of Almaty due to the blockade of Kyrgyzstan, the price of vegetables, fruits and milk jumped 1,5 times hi
    2. stas
      stas 13 November 2017 19: 13 New
      +4
      One basmach called the other an old basmach, and when they were listed as communists.
      These communists helped to destroy the USSR. Now there are a lot of similar false patriots in United Russia, as one of the examples is Maksakova and her blind man.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 13 November 2017 19: 17 New
      +2
      Kunaev and Brezhnev are not on them
      1. stas
        stas 13 November 2017 23: 49 New
        +3
        Better than Stalin, at least they would carry one log for two at a logging march.
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 15 November 2017 18: 33 New
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          Better than Stalin, at least they would carry one log for two at a logging march.


          and what would alarmist oppositionists be lugging from the VO forum, Echo-Moscow and other media sites?)

          those who consider the money that the country spends on the war in the SAR?) those who jump on riot police at rallies?

          together with the olegarchs, in fairness they would have received everything) as ordered)
  2. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 13 November 2017 15: 11 New
    +5
    As always, the lords fight, and the lackeys suffer. Long-haul stands, products deteriorate, prices rise. The people are silent ...
    1. Rey_ka
      Rey_ka 13 November 2017 15: 27 New
      +3
      And Russia, as usual, is wrong to blame
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 13 November 2017 15: 20 New
    +4
    Glory to the Almighty, even though Uzbekistan was not dragged into its showdown!
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 13 November 2017 15: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: andrewkor
      Glory to the Almighty, even though Uzbekistan was not dragged into its showdown!

      Hello neighbor. Recently, four Russians visited me a couple of weeks with interruptions. At the Alma-Ata airport, in duty-free, they were refused to sell drinking water when they learned that they were transplanting to Bishkek. So tell me, whose roof goes first? I’m not funny for a long time when somewhere in America someone is given 4 life sentences.
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 18 November 2017 07: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: Humpty
        At the Alma-Ata airport, in duty-free, they were refused to sell drinking water when they learned that they were transplanting to Bishkek.

        And in the 80s they threw apples out of bags from train passengers - they say they plundered poor Kazakhstan, taking out the original products of Kazakh farmers, who feed the whole union from the last forces ..
  4. Humpty
    Humpty 13 November 2017 15: 29 New
    +5
    "The history of this conflict has been a month, but the quarrel between the two presidents does not fade, but retains its negative dynamics."
    I dare to assert that the “conflict” began at least in 1992. More precisely, it was not conflict, but serEal about who urinated whom in Kazan. There were short breaks, usually associated with a joint drinking beshbarmakom.
    To be continued .
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 14 November 2017 08: 45 New
      +5
      Hi Sash hi
      Quote: Humpty
      I dare to say that the "conflict" began at least in the 1992 year

      what I dare to assert, Sash, that what we are observing now began a little later, namely, from January 1 to 2015. It was then that Kazakhstan launched the main stream of Chinese smuggling through itself and the Great War between Kazakhs and Kyrgyz began for the possession of billions of Baku presidents bully . On the trip of Babanov and surrendering to him all the gray schemes of crossing the border in the hope of becoming president, Nursultan saw an excellent reason to win the Great War, but ...... it was not strange to intervene ... not, not the Russians .... intervened the Chinese and blocked the oxygen to the Kazakhs, now the Chinese are passing Kazakh trucks through 2-3 through Horgos, and then after a strong shumon!
      And here really ..... To be continued!
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 28 November 2017 20: 16 New
        +1
        It started earlier. Comrade At an extreme meeting, Xi declared for a turnover of 40 billion with kopecks, and ours for 30 with a penny. It is already clear to both where this ten has gone. So the NAS began to shake at least about 2 billion customs duties down the drain. And NAS now counts every penny. He took up the doctors, “pulled out” the gray schemes to the minister and set up the dragging - heads to the minister. flew. And he set the minister to look, he will be the next candidate for the bunk.
        All this is nonsense, not in this, so in the trace. will fraternize again. But you have to stop the double bass. The Chinese for the sake of transit for 50-60 million tons of cargo by rail (in the 90s there were 240 THOUSAND tons per year), 10 million. tons of oil, 55 billion cubic meters of gas and 50% of Kazakh. Uranium hake with the NAS all agree. They definitely do not need extra squabbles at the border. hi
        I wonder who will become the prime minister in Kyrgyzstan.
  5. Eurodav
    Eurodav 13 November 2017 15: 59 New
    +2
    Quote: Finches
    From the point of view of Russia, these are our closest allies, and there was a time when Russia, under the leadership of Yeltsin, read the State Department, left them to their own devices, they survived under the strongest pressure of our enemies and nevertheless, they are with us, but with slightly new realities, Russia They should be helped, like many, many, many years ago ... They will agree that the blood of the highest national nomenclature of the CPSU plays in these guys, plus the eastern mentality ... In short, all this is nonsense!

    Was it Nazarbayev who was left to the mercy of something? Bullshit and provocation! Read more about him !!! He is the only one who did not get burned after the collapse, so Yeltsin is not good for soles ... This old fox cannot be fooled on the chaff !!!
  6. Tests
    Tests 13 November 2017 20: 59 New
    +5
    It’s sad, but the conflicts in Central Asia arose, in my opinion, at the beginning of the 20th century. Soviet power interethnic fire there extinguished, in my opinion, the fire was smoldering and, in the late 80s, flared up and burned bright and hot. Badakhshan China seems to have taken over ... Given that there are problems in the Sokh region, Vorukh, Shakhimardan, a huge water problem, plus the return from Syria of the unfinished and incomprehensible with the Uzbeks and Tajiks in Afghanistan, and a wise decision to multiply by zero Gosnarkokontrol, plus to the wisest migration policy in the Russian Federation, it would not have been possible to see how anti-personnel mines are laid out from helicopters on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
  7. turcom
    turcom 14 November 2017 05: 37 New
    +2
    Quote: 210ox
    They would sit and be silent in a rag. Even some political whims. You only live while you are being fed ..

    Who feeds? Does Kazakhstan feed? Kyrgyzstan feeds? Russia feeds? Specify. As I understand it, in this case, the neighbor unceremoniously entered the election of the President of Kyrgyzstan, received an answer, for which he imposed an economic "blockade" - he forbade transit to and from Russia, something to import, except for wheat. Now they will get the answer in the spring when they block the water.
  8. IS-80_RVGK2
    IS-80_RVGK2 14 November 2017 10: 42 New
    +3
    The battle of the toad with the viper. And people who as a result of this will suffer a pity.