Russia re-enforces military base in Kyrgyzstan

Photo: Russia re-enforces military base in Kyrgyzstan  / Kyrgyzstan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3

By Viktoriya Zhavoronkova - Trend:

Russia plans to improve the fighting potential of its airbase in the Kyrgyz city of Kant, Ria Novosti reported on Feb. 3 quoting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu.

Starting last December, Russia began supplying arms to Kyrgyzstan in light of withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

The minister noted that Russia plans to regularly increase the fighting potential of the base in Kant.

He expressed hope that these efforts will create a secure defense potential, able to resist threats to the security of both Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

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