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Russia plans to increase air group deployed at a military base in Tajikistan

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The Russian and Tajik military are discussing the possibility of increasing the air group in Tajikistan, as well as issues of sharing the airbase, Russian Ambassador in Dushanbe Igor Lyakin-Frolov told Reuters.


Russia plans to increase air group deployed at a military base in Tajikistan


Ambassador did not provide more detailed information.

According to the agency, “Russia, which has 7.000 military personnel stationed at a military base in Tajikistan, deployed four helicopters at Aini military airfield last year.”

The publication reminds that Tajikistan borders on Afghanistan, and is viewed by Russia and the West as “a possible transit point for Islamist militants and drug smugglers.”

The risk of extremism in Tajikistan has increased due to the withdrawal of the main NATO forces from Afghanistan.
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Sergey Alexandrov / Kommersant
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  1. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 28 December 2016 08: 33
    +9
    Damn this "ZhZhZhzhzhzh" for a reason ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 28 December 2016 08: 35
      +6
      Of course, from there anytime the barmalei incited by the United States can trample on.
    2. Sergey F
      Sergey F 28 December 2016 08: 54
      +4
      Who except Russia will protect Russia!
      Yes - costs, yes - expensive, but security is more expensive!
      Afghanistan is also the nest that the Americans had just bred, and there was no one to clean up after them, except Russia. However, not the first time.
    3. aszzz888
      aszzz888 28 December 2016 09: 29
      0
      Alex_Rarog Today, 08:33 New
      Damn this "ZhZhZhzhzhzh" for a reason ...


      So far, only "planning" and "discussing".
  2. bald
    bald 28 December 2016 09: 22
    +3
    The right thing, and you need to strengthen at times! One can expect everything from neighbors in Tajikistan. It will even come from (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan) - China, I think ours! - winked
  3. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 28 December 2016 10: 44
    +1
    It is high time, Central Asia now and in the near future may flare up with a new wave of extremism and become a hotbed of newly-minted, or reformatted ISIS ... this is an important area, and strengthen the grouping aviation is needed.
    1. fif21
      fif21 28 December 2016 20: 47
      0
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Central Asia now and in the near future may flare up with a new wave of extremism and become a hotbed of newly-minted, or reformatted ISIS ... this is an important area, and strengthen the grouping aviation is needed.
      It is more important to strengthen intelligence and counterintelligence and to burn ISIL underground with a hot iron. hi
  4. Siny
    Siny 28 December 2016 15: 51
    0
    It is necessary to increase the group in Syria, Russia is there for a long time!
  5. fif21
    fif21 28 December 2016 20: 44
    0
    Tajikistan - close drug trafficking, the border, clean up the radicals, that’s what Tajiks need to help. Save the secular state. Afghanistan is not our topic, radical Islam has taken root there. Really stepping on a rake a second time?