The presence of NATO personnel in the transit-transhipment Fri Ulyanovsk is not intended to

The presence of NATO personnel on the Transit transit point in Ulyanovsk is not intendedAccording to the official dealer of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich, the presence of personnel of the North Atlantic Alliance is not meant for transit and transshipment of goods from NATO Fri Afghanistan in Ulyanovsk.

The Foreign Ministry also noted that "some of the military bases or facilities out of the question." If probable transit there was, it was used only for transportation to civilian objects logistics.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has prepared a proposal for the creation of the necessary legal and regulatory framework necessary for a probable start of the combined transit. The Foreign Ministry pointed out that the issue at the moment is considered by the Russian government.

Increased attention should be given to the creation of such a mechanism to monitor cargo ISAF (the International Security Assistance Force), implemented by Russian customs authorities, which will allow to exclude the possibility of using this line for drug trafficking.

With all this the representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that it is only on the transit of non-military cargo destinations that follow the same criteria as ordinary commercial shipments.

In February this year, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, chief of the Russian General Staff, said that the Defense Ministry did not conduct negotiations with NATO involved in renting airfield Ulyanovsk. Specifically, as he commented on media reports have shown that our motherland has expressed willingness to sign an agreement with the Alliance working on multimodal transit of goods from Afghanistan. In accordance with the contract, delivery of goods from Afghanistan in Russia was to be carried by air. With all of this in Russia was to take place the formation of railway trains to the upcoming shipment of goods to NATO countries. Airfield Ulyanovsk considered as a transit Fri

Recall that the start of operations of United States forces "Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan refers to 2001, after gunmen international terrorist network "Al-Qaeda" have made a number of attacks on American targets. Now, the fight against the Taliban and the Afghan armed opposition in Afghanistan is 130000th contingent of international counterterrorist coalition troops, most of whom are Americans. Police and State Army is assisting them. Plan to withdraw a significant portion of foreign troops from the country Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

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