Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would benefit from RF 1.5 billion for military spending

Our homeland is ready to contribute Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan and 1.5 billion dollars on military spending. It on Tuesday, November 6, the newspaper "Kommersant", citing its own sources, and noting that such a Makarov Russia is trying to strengthen its position in the region as a counterweight to the United States.

The newspaper said the 1.1 billion plan to upgrade izderzhat Kyrgyz army, and the question is not about credit. The arrangements for this, according to sources, "Businessman", has been made in time visit to Bishkek, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (August 2012), and President Vladimir Putin (in September).

It is also expected that this issue will open a discussion on time President's visit to Moscow Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, scheduled for November 14-15.

The first batch Russian guns, are expected to be sent to Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2013. Bishkek hopes to get not only small arms and light weapon, and combat vehicles, helicopters, field and stationary hospitals, motorcycles, portable mortars, satellite equipment. In addition, according to "Kommersant", will be expanded programm Kyrgyz military training at the universities of Russia.

Another 200 million dollars will go to the armed forces of Tajikistan, these funds will izderzhat the modernization of air defense and repair of military equipment. Our homeland is also ready to provide Dushanbe 200 million dollars in the form of benefits for the supply of petroleum products.

In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are Russian military bases. In accordance with the agreements, the Russian side does not pay for the placement of military objects directly, and provides assistance to the republics of weapon and military equipment. At the same time and Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan have expressed a desire to collect rent in the form of currency.

In September and October 2012 Our homeland has agreed with the management of these republics to extend the term bases. In accordance with the agreements, the Russian military facilities in Kyrgyzstan will remain until 2032, in Tajikistan — up to 2042. This background was also achieved agreement write off debt Kyrgyzstan to the Russian Federation (worth almost half a billion dollars) and the Tajik side was promised that migrant workers from the country who come to Russia, will be able to obtain a work permit for up to 3 years.

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