Especially a lot of complaints were made to aviation base "Kant", which supposedly does not fulfill the obligation to train Kyrgyz pilots and repair transferred to the Russian part of the aircraft. The statements made are not true, and in order not to be unfounded, we turn to the “Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic on the status and conditions of stay of the Russian air base in the Kyrgyz Republic”, signed in Moscow on September 22, 2003. Article 7 of the Agreement says: “The Kyrgyz Party shall transfer to the Russian Party for the period of this Agreement free of charge aviation and other equipment for the Russian air base according to the list (in particular, it concerns four combat training aircraft L-39), which is "an integral part of this Agreement. Aviation and other equipment transferred to the Russian Party is the property of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Russian Party shall provide technical support and operation of the aviation and other equipment transferred by the Kyrgyz Party."
To have a complete picture of the situation, you need to know what was transferred to the Russians. According to the acts, the list of understaffing for each of the four aircraft consists of approximately twenty points, and the calendar life of many of the existing units has long ended. (The technique was transferred in the fall of the 2003 of the year.) In addition, there are dents, deformations, and the tightness of the aircraft was broken. In short, with all the desire to fly into the air on such aircraft is dangerous, since they are all faulty, as indicated in the acts. Why representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic decided, as they stated to the media that the Russian base was supposed to repair the aircraft, is unclear. Providing technical support and operation does not mean that the Russians are obliged to restore, in fact, the "dispossessed" equipment. Simply put, the base needs to maintain the transferred planes in working condition, only their deplorable state should not be called working language.
In accordance with the Agreement, "in order to maintain the flight skills of the flight personnel of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Party shall donate aviation equipment to the Kyrgyz Side." To use their equipment for training the Kyrgyz pilots, as well as to donate, as provided for by the Agreement, the pilot-instructors base is ready. That's just no one to teach. The corresponding "written request of the authorized body of the Kyrgyz Party", as provided for by the 7 article of the Agreement, has not been received in the Kant database for 8 years of its activities.
Strange turns история. Yes, Kyrgyz pilots are not trained in the Kant database, but who is to blame for this? .. And anyway, are there any such pilots? The command of the Russian unit in the military department of Kyrgyzstan could not say anything intelligible about this. Another important detail. According to the Agreement, "the required amount of fuel and lubricants and other material means to maintain the skills of the flight personnel of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic is allocated by the Kyrgyz Party". The matter did not come to fulfillment of this point, of course, because it did not even concern the development of a plan for joint activities in this direction, not to mention its implementation. Can you blame the Russian side for this? Of course not.
Russian media reported that Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was mistaken when he spoke about the Kant airbase. In this regard, the local large print edition requested clarification from the Ministry of Defense of the republic. The deputy minister replied that the head of state, they say, said everything correctly. Alas, the president was given, apparently, nevertheless incomplete information, and understatement led to a distortion of the true state of affairs. The above arguments are another confirmation of this.
I would like to recall that the signing of the Collective Security Treaty in 1992 in May was due to the desire of the states (including Kyrgyzstan) to work together to ensure the territorial security and integrity of the former Soviet republics, to recreate their common defense space. The main military component of the collective security system is the coalition groups of troops in the regions, designed to deter or repel aggression, as well as to conduct other operations in the interests of ensuring security from external threats. In accordance with the decision of the Presidents of the States Parties to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), in August 2001, the collective forces of rapid deployment of the Central Asian region were formed, which included units and subunits of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
From October 2003, the Russian Aviation Base with a place of deployment in the city of Kant began operating as part of the CBRD CAR. The Kant base was formed in accordance with international agreements of 10 June 1992, 5 July 1993, 21 December 1999, 27 July 2000, 11 October 2000 and 5 December 2002. The decision to introduce it into the CBRC of the CAR was taken at a session of the Collective Security Council in April 2003.