MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Russian 201st military base will provide military assistance to Tajikistan if the security of this country is threatened in connection with the events in neighboring Afghanistan. General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stated this to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
“Of course, we do not disregard all the events taking place on the border and the attempts to move the militants to the territory of Tajikistan. That is why I can say unequivocally that in the event of a threat to our ally, a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Russia will react and react first of all with the 201st base on the territory of Tajikistan. The 201st base exists here, in order to maintain stability and tranquility in this region of one of the CSTO members in Central Asia, ”said the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Sergei Shoigu also said that the Russian military department records active movements of ISIS militants into Afghanistan from various countries, including Syria and Libya.
“We, of course, very much hope that some kind of consensus and interethnic reconciliation will be reached in Afghanistan. But at the same time, we see how actively they are moving, moving there from different regions, including from Syria, Libya, ISIS units. Moreover, in some part we observe such a rather serious organization of these movements, ”the head of the Russian military department noted.
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