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Russia, Kyrgyzstan: A Second Russian Military Base Moves Closer to Reality as Regional Security Realigns

MIN READFeb 4, 2019 | 19:37 GMT

(Stratfor)

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....

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