Commander of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation did not rule out new wars in Central Asia

Commander of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation did not rule out new wars in Central Asia

Local armed conflicts can appear Central Asia, said Commander of the Land Forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Chirkin.

"In connection with the predictable aggravation of inter-state conflicts in the energy, water and land use in Central Asia can appear local armed conflicts with the role of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, "- he said on Tuesday at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security.

In what term it may be, the general did not elaborate.

Speaking on the participation of peacekeepers in the conflict, Chirkin said "the growth potential for conflict and the causes of uncertainty" in some regions of the world. One of the reasons that he described as "a strategy of one-sided actions of the U.S. and NATO to achieve their own interests in violation of international law."

Commander in chief believes that our homeland would actively participate in UN peacekeeping as a donor and sponsor peacekeeping programs also actively involved in the military-technical support of UN peacekeeping operations, including the supply of military equipment.

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