Did you also think that this is a fictional country from an American film in the style of Borat?
But no! There is such a province in Uzbekistan.
And today, on July 1, residents of Uzbekistan came out to protest against amendments to the Constitution, which forever prohibit the secession of the province of Karakalpakstan from the country.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country stated that “citizens misinterpreted the essence of the reform.”
According to the authorities, at the moment order in the country has been restored.
Today, according to the Constitution of Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan is a sovereign republic within the country and its people have the right to withdraw by referendum.
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