Ariana: The United States is giving Ukraine 16 Mi-17 helicopters that Washington had procured for the former Afghanistan government, a US watchdog agency said Wednesday. This comes after Uzbekistan authorities said last week that dozens of aircraft flown into their country in August last year, during the collapse of the former government, belong to the
Navbahor Imamova VOA News April 29, 2022 TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN — Defying Taliban demands, authorities in Uzbekistan say dozens of aircraft flown into their territory as the former Afghan government collapsed last summer are the property of the United States and will not be returned to the interim government in Kabul. The decision is likely to complicate
By RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service April 19, 2022 Uzbekistan has rejected claims by a regional affiliate of Islamic State that it carried out a rocket attack on the Central Asian nation from neighboring Afghanistan. The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) said on April 18 that it had fired 10 rockets at an Uzbek military base in the border town
Ariana: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said on Tuesday the US government was still dealing with the issue of Afghan helicopters parked in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan but indicated the aircraft would not be returned to Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference, Kirby said: “We’re still working out the — the disposition of — of those helicopters.
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said the electricity supply from Uzbekistan has returned to normal after output fell by 60% due to technical problems. Two days ago, Uzbekistan was forced to cut supply by 60%, which left large parts of Afghanistan without power. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has announced that Uzbekistan has reduced its electricity exports to Afghanistan by 60% “without coordination.” DABS said in a statement on Wednesday that Uzbek officials said the reason for this was due to technical problems. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul January 11, 2022 VOA News ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban government has asked Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to return air force planes and helicopters flown to the neighboring countries by fleeing pilots as the U.S.-backed government in Kabul collapsed last August. Addressing an Afghan air force ceremony in the capital Tuesday, Taliban Defense Minister Mohammad
Navbahor Imamova VOA News December 23, 2021 TERMEZ, UZBEKISTAN — On a cold but sunny day, Nadim, an Afghan migrant in his 30s, sells eggs and rice at the local farmers market in the Uzbek border city of Termez, administrative center of Surkhandarya region. He doesn’t say how long he’s been in Uzbekistan, but he does
By Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 18, 2021 When the Taliban seized control of most of Afghanistan in mid-August, one of the inevitable ripple effects was going to be a crackdown on suspect Islamic groups in the Central Asian states north of Afghanistan. Uzbekistan has emerged as the Central Asian country most actively engaging with the
By Mansur Mirovalev Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 4, 2021 TASHKENT — Sergei grew up in Namangan, the eastern Uzbek city where Islamic traditions persisted despite decades of atheist Soviet rule. As a young communist in high school in the 1980s, Sergei was ordered to a nearby bazaar to forcibly remove burqas — known locally as