Russia, Kyrgyzstan: A Second Russian Military Base Moves Closer to Reality as Regional Security Realigns
MIN READFeb 4, 2019 | 19:37 GMT
Russia is "ready to consider" opening a second military base in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Feb. 4. Lavrov's statement echoes a Feb. 1 Tass interview of Kyrgyzstan's ambassador to Russia. The diplomat said that he did not rule out the possibility of a second Russian base in his country and that Russian President Vladimir Putin might discuss this possibility during his March visit to Kyrgyzstan....