While not explicitly taking one side or the other, Kyrgyz media mostly reflected the views of Kyrgyz officials who wish to take back the two territories. Citing MP Alla Izmalkova, 24.kg wrote that Kyrgyzstan must define a clear position on the disputed enclaves, for example, by limiting Uzbek citizen admittance to Kyrgyzstan. Her colleague, Akhmatbek Keldibekov, said the Kyrgyz government should have solved the issue long ago, but lacked political will to do so. Another MP, Iskhak Pirmatov, stressed that Kyrgyzstan “does not need to ask its neighbor to give back its dishes" and needed to "take back what legitimately belongs to us.” Kyrgyz energy minister, Askarbek Shadiev, however, warned that Kyrgyzstan did not have evidence that Uzbekistan was taking gas from the Severniy Sokh stores.
Kyrgyz media did not provide criticism of the country’s position on the enclaves or on the views of Uzbek officials. At the same time, Kyrgyz media recognized that jurisdiction over these disputed territories was only part of the bigger problem of a badly delineated border with Uzbekistan. According to another MP, Tokon Mamytov, "300 of the 1,375 kilometers" of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border had not been demarcated, and there are "62 disputed areas."