Thursday, April 8, 2010

More Russian troops to Kyrgyzstan

General Nikolay Makarov, the Chief of Staff of the Russian Forces, is quoted as saying that two companies of paratroopers have been deployed to Kyrgyzstan to protect the Russian citizens there in connection with the recent political turmoil in this former Soviet republic.

The paratroopers will be stationed at the Kant airbase near the capital of Bishkek.

Currently General Makarov accompanies the Russian President Medvedev in Prague where he and the American President Barack Obama have just signed a new treaty to reduce nuclear arsenals on both sides by about one-third.

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