Russian military facilities in Kyrgyzstan

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    Kyrgyzstan agrees to host second Russian base - Kremlin

    29/07/2009

    MOSCOW, July 29 (RIA Novosti) - The deployment of a Russian military base in southern Kyrgyzstan has been coordinated with Kyrgyz authorities, an aide to the Russian president said on Wednesday.

    "Everything has been agreed, in principle," Sergei Prikhodko said on the eve of an informal summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), to be held in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

    The post-Soviet CSTO security bloc comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

    Russia earlier offered to deploy a battalion-sized unit as part of the CSTO rapid reaction force in the Batkenskaya region of Kyrgyzstan.

    "In essence, this is not a Russian base. These are efforts in line with CSTO plans to set up a joint rapid reaction force," Prikhodko said.

    Russia's security strategy until 2020, recently approved by President Dmitry Medvedev, envisions the CSTO as "a key mechanism to counter regional military challenges and threats."

    The leaders of the post-Soviet security bloc signed on June 14 an agreement on creating a joint rapid reaction force, which will comprise large military units from five countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

    Russia already operates an airbase in the city of Kant, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

    Some 250 Russian officers and 150 enlisted personnel from Russia's 5th Air Army are deployed at the base, as well as Su-25 Frogfoot strike aircraft and Mi-8 transport helicopters.

    Prikhodko said Moscow was not concerned about the presence of a U.S. transit center in Kyrgyzstan to support an international contingent which is fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

    Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev signed on July 7 a law allowing the U.S. to continue using its Manas airbase for the transit of troops and supplies to Afghanistan.

    "If the operation of the center is carried out in line with its stated mandate, we will have no formal cause for concern," the Kremlin official said, adding that if the mandate is violated, Kyrgyzstan will have to provide explanations to other CSTO members.

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    Next round of talks on Russian base in Kyrgyzstan due in Sept.

    The next round of Russian-Kyrgyz talks on the status and terms of the United Russian Military Base's stay in the Central Asian country will be held in September in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry reported Tuesday.

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    Kyrgyzstan agrees to keep rent for Russian bases unchanged

    Kyrgyzstan will not increase the rent for Russian military facilities on its territory and wants to continue receiving payments in the form of military assistance, the Kyrgyz defense minister said on Thursday.

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    Russia, Kyrgyzstan seal military base agreement

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    Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

    Sep. 20, 2012 - 06:09PM |
    By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

    BISHKEK — President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sept. 20 to a deal with Kyrgyzstan that will allow Russia to keep a military base in the country until 2032 as Moscow and Washington jostle for influence in the region.

    The agreement — essentially a set of memorandums of intent ahead of formal treaties — also foresees Russia wiping out nearly $500 million (380 million euros) in debt owed by Kyrgyzstan, a significant sum for the central Asian ex-Soviet state......

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