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Russian attack aircrafts Su-25 moved from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan

Russian attack aircrafts Su-25 moved its bases from Kyrgyzstan's airbase "Kant" to Tajikistan's airfield "Ayni" for participation in joint Russian-Tajik counterterrorism trainings, the assistant commander of the Central Military District, Colonel Jaroslav Roschupkin said, RIA Novosti informs.

"Together with helicopters of the 201st military base the attack aviation provided air support company of tactical groups of the armed forces of Tajikistan and Russia, special forces security agencies, as well as covering troops in the deployment phase," Jaroslav Roschupkin said, without specifying the number of planes that take part in the maneuvers.

According to the officer, the military will train to neutralize the interaction of conventional armed gangs, as well as to destroy the bases, depots, training camps and other facilities. After that attack aircraft will back to the airfield in Kyrgyzstan.

Joint Russian military base "Kant" is structurally part of the Central Military District, and is a component of the CSTO Collective Rapid Deployment. The base provides security territory and air space of the CSTO countries.