Saturday, May 13, 2006

Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Air Force - May 13

Got a quick little sitrep for you from stratfor about Russia's ambitions in its 'Near Abroad'. In this particular case it is Kyrgyzstan.

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Russia: More Personnel For Kyrgyz Base
May 12, 2006

The Russian air force will move additional personnel to its Kant base inside Kyrgyzstan once construction is completed on 160 housing units and a new school, Vladimir Mikhailov, commander of the Russian air force, said May 12. The base, located 20 miles west of the Kyrgyz capital, can still fulfill its security obligations to the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Mikhailov said. Russia has reportedly provided more than $500,000 to Kyrgyzstan as part of the two nations' military cooperation.

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