Stay Russian base in Tajikistan was extended to 2042

Stay of the Russian military base in Tajikistan was extended to 2042Our homeland and Tajikistan signed agreement, which extends the term of a Russian military base in the country until 2042. On it informs "Interfax" referring to the presidential assistant Yuri Ushakov.

The document was signed on 5 October during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin Dushanbe. Period contract for the former base came in 2014.

Commenting on the details of the new agreement, Assistant President of the Russian Federation noted that the Russian base will be located "virtually free". "Rents — in fact she is not charged," — he said.

Ushakov said that under the agreement the military base and their families will have the same status as the administrative and technical staff of missions diplomatically. They, disk imaging agency, will hold "immune from the jurisdiction of the authorities of Tajikistan."

Recall that the new agreement, which will extend the stay of Russian bases, announced back in 2011, Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of Russia. During his visit to Dushanbe, he said that the term of the military facility will be extended for 49 years, and that an agreement on this matter with the Tajik side has been achieved.

Supposed agreement will be signed in the first quarter of 2012. But negotiations dragged on. In the press got information that the Tajik side asks for the presence of base rent of several hundred million dollars (in accordance with applicable agreements, Our homeland is not paying directly for the base, but provides assistance to Tajikistan weapon and military equipment). Vpribavok in Dushanbe, as a source in the Tajik government, considered the stated period of time — 49 years — very huge.

Last summer, representatives of the military command of the Russian Federation expressed their dissatisfaction with the progress of negotiations. Commander in Chief of the Army Vladimir Chirkin said that Tajikistan "is pushing immense demands" and that "created a situation that can be unsolvable in general." "There is an ugly East trade, which is still no end in sight," — he said. In the same spirit spoke the chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov. "Tajikistan suddenly stubborn, — he said — the negotiation process is very hard."

Later, in the middle of July, the Army Commander said that the Tajik side is in general agreement with the Russian draft agreement providing for a stay based on a grant basis.

Russian military base was created in 2004 on the basis of the 201st motorized rifle division stationed in Tajikistan in accordance with the contract for military assistance. Russian units are in Dushanbe, Kulyab and Kurgan-Tube.

Vladimir Putin during his visit to Dushanbe said that the Russian side will help Tajikistan to modernize its armed forces. Also, as reported by RIA announcements, president noted that our homeland will provide anti-drug agencies of the republic more than 5 million dollars and will help Tajikistan to prepare professionals to combat drug trafficking.

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