Defense ended allocate funds to the military base in Tajikistan

Defense ceased to allocate money to a military base in Tajikistan

DOD RF will not allocate funds for development 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan, Dushanbe and Moscow still have not agreed on the criteria for deployment of Russian military until 2014. On Tuesday, July 3, as reported by "Interfax", said the Chief of the General Staff RF Gen. Nikolai Makarov.

"The negotiations on this basis is hard. But we pin hope that common sense will overcome all the same," — said the head of the General Staff.

Our homeland and Tajikistan had to agree to extend the agreement on the criteria for placement Russian units in Dushanbe, Kulyab and Kurgan-Tube in the first quarter of 2012. "Unfortunately, this has not happened. Tajikistan suddenly stubborn, and we had to stop to allocate funds for upgrading the base, until the situation becomes clearer, "- explained the general.

According to the Commander of Land Forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Chirkina, Dushanbe, Moscow has put forward higher requirements 20, which is constantly changing and in the majority of his own for Russia are unacceptable. "Namely, maturity framework: The proposed limit 10 years initially, then 20, in the latter case — 29 years. Then wanted to get free of military equipment, and later — ammunition. Such proposals are on the same media as the base currency. Short, is ugly 'eastern trade', which is still no end in sight, "- said Chirkin" Interfax ".

In September 2011, Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president of Russia, arranged with the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the extension of accommodation 201st military base for 49 years. Several media outlets, in turn, wrote that during extension of the contract Tajikistan asks the introduction of a separate fee. At the current time, the Russian Ministry of Defense uses the base in exchange for a Tajikistan military equipment.

Russian military base in Tajikistan was created in 2005 on the basis of 201st Infantry Division, stationed in the country under a contract of mutual assistance. At the current time base is naikrupneyshey from outside the RF. Its strength has over 6 thousand soldiers.

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