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Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to create single air defense system

Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have developed agreements on creation of single air defense systems. The Chief of the General Staff — First Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Pavel Kurachenko said at a meeting of the Coordinating Committee on Air Defense under the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the Russian general, the documents are being approved by the authorities now.

Pavel Kurachenko reminded that similar agreements had already been signed with Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Earlier, the Commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev said that further integration of air defense systems on a regional basis was a priority for the military. This plan provides for the creation of single air defense systems in the Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian regions.