More than 1,800 citizens of Uzbekistan have accumulated in the Samara and Orenburg regions due to the closed Russian-Kazakh border, Sputnik Kazakhstan reported.

Last Thursday, the press – service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported that citizens of Uzbekistan are again accumulating on the Russian-Kazakh border, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and are trying to get home on their own.

According to the head of the Samara branch of the All-Russian Congress of Uzbeks Dilyara Sabirova, crowding is observed in two Russian regions.

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“Citizens of Uzbekistan have accumulated in the territory of the Bolshekhernigovsky district of the Samara region, this is 1,139 people. There are 747 more people in the Buzuluk district of the Orenburg region,” Sabirova said.

Now the issue of the return of citizens of Uzbekistan to their homeland is being decided. At the crowded place, all conditions are created, camps are organised, people are provided with water and food.

Earlier, in the Samara and Orenburg regions there was an accumulation of several hundred citizens of Uzbekistan. People came from different regions of Russia and demanded to create a corridor through the territory of Kazakhstan for returning to their homeland.

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In this regard, Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry, together with the competent authorities of Russia and Kazakhstan, organised the repatriation of more than 1,500 compatriots to their homeland by bus.

The authorities of Uzbekistan since March 16 suspended transport links with other countries due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. For foreign citizens and compatriots organised special repatriation flights to their homeland.

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On July 2, the deputy mayor of the Turkestan region, Saken Kalkamanov, reported that 530 Tajik citizens and more than 400 Uzbek citizens remained on the Kazakh-Uzbek border.

Congestion at the Zhibek Zholy checkpoint occurred due to the difficulty of crossing the border between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan against the backdrop of a coronavirus.

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