The situation in Uzbekistan is a concern for Russia, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on November 22 on the air of the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.
The political scientist stressed that the processes in Uzbekistan are a barely visible but serious and disturbing symptom. “Uzbekistan has always wanted to be under the US, but never as much as it wants now. We can see in Central Asia that someone is rearranging this region,” the political scientist noted.
The expert stressed that even though Eastern Europe, with Poland and especially Ukraine, is important, the threat for Russia from the south is increasing, too.
“In the next decade this southern threat will slowly grow,” Kurginyan concluded.
On November 20, 2020, Uzbekistan and the USA decided to transform their annual bilateral consultations into Strategic Partnership Dialogue. The countries plan to develop closer cooperation in policy, security, and economy. The first Dialogue is to take place in 2021 in Tashkent.
Also, over the recent years the USA has been increasing its aid to Uzbekistan. In 2019, the US support program was $100 million, 10 times as much as in 2016.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency