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The Russian military will flock to Kyrgyzstan

July 13 2005

The Federation Council ratified the agreement with Kyrgyzstan on the status and conditions of the Russian air base Kant in this country.

The airbase "Kant" is part of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Treaty on Collective Security in Central Asia.

Agreement is valid for 15 years and will be automatically renewed for the next five years if neither party declares its intention to terminate it. "Interfax".

In this case, immediately after the announcement of the ratification of the agreement Air Force Commander Vladimir Mikhailov said that the number of troops serving at an air base in Kyrgyzstan, will be doubled. According to Ekho Moskvy.

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