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Russia is ready to withdraw military base from Kant on first demand

Vladimir Putin told why the military base in Kant was established in Kyrgyzstan. It was the answer to the question whether Russia plans to strengthen its military presence in the country.

According to him, the sides agreed to strengthen military cooperation.

The presence of a military base is an important factor in ensuring stability and security in the region.

Vladimir Putin

He told how the idea to create a base appeared. «It was opened at the request of the then leadership of the country, when Kyrgyzstan faced a terrorist attack. I personally was asked to introduce a military presence. If this is a permanent contingent who knows the situation, conducts trainings, it will be able to react," Russian President said.

If we are told that the base is not necessary, we will leave. We don’t need to place military forces here.

Vladimir Putin

Almazbek Atambayev said that the question of the expansion of a military base hasn’t been considered at the talks. «We discussed the strengthening of the army and supply of equipment," he added.