Russia will provide military equipment and armoured vehicles to Kyrgyzstan in 2013 2606135
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Defence & Security News - Russia / Kyrgyzstan
|Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:40 PM|
|Russia will provide military equipment and armoured vehicles to Kyrgyzstan in 2013.|
Russia’s defense minister has said Moscow would begin sending weapons and other military equipment to Kyrgyzstan this year, not in 2014, as previously announced. Supplies as part of a bilateral armed forces assistance program will start in “the fourth quarter of 2013,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with the head of the Central Asian state.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
Igor Korotchenko, head of the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Global Arms Trade, previously told RIA Novosti that Russia’s decision to supply arms to Kyrgyzstan was based in part on a desire to curb the spread of Islamic extremism in the post-Soviet region.