Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin [translated below]: То, что на этом острове творилось, не входило в компетенцию ни Узбекистана, ни Казахстанского правительства, никого.
Julia Karpeisky: And what was happening on that island was under the... was outside of the responsibilities of the Uzbek government, or the Kazakh government.
Lepeshkin: The people who worked on these issues were in the Ministry of Defense and in the Soviet government. And at that time no other leaders... of no other countries were even informed.
Karpeisky: And at that time no other government was even informed of that.
Lepeshkin [translated below]: Республики решали свои задачи, а Министерство Обороны свои.
Karpeisky: The republics were solving their own issues and problems, and the Ministry of Defense was working on their own.