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U.S. will pay $ 23 million to Uzbekistan

September 21 2005

U.S. officials confirmed the payment for the use of Uzbek airbase at Karshi-Khanabad .

Despite resistance from some senators, the U.S. government will pay $ 23 million to Uzbekistan

Recall that on August 26 Uzbekistan decided to withdraw U.S. troops, stationed at a military air base.

This decision was made as a result of statements by U.S. criticism of the Uzbek authorities used force in the suppression of riots in Andijan on May 13-14, 2005. NGOs claimed that the number of victims unrest is 500 to 1 thousand people against 176 victims, which are referenced official authorities, reports RBC.

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