Russia intends to establish second military base in Kyrgyzstan

A second Russian Federation military base may be deployed In Kyrgyzstan, stated the country’s Prime Minister, Sapar Isakov.

 “Consultations were held on this issue at the level of the relevant ministries. The Kyrgyz Republic believes that to ensure security not only in Kyrgyzstan, but also in the region as a whole, it is necessary to deploy a military base in the south," Isakov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

 

At the same time, Sapar Isakov noted that a final decision on this issue has not yet been made. According to him, "negotiations are [currently] under way on this matter."

 

Sapar Isakov also commented on the possible dispatch of Kyrgyz servicemen to Syria. He noted that the Republic had not yet received an official offer from Russia. The Prime Minister said that this issue should be considered within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). But he stressed that Kyrgyzstan cannot send its military.

 

"We could consider the possibility of sending contractors," Isakov said.

 

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted the importance of further development of bilateral ties between Moscow and Bishkek in a meeting with Sapar Isakov.

Source: uawire

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