Russia Will Help Tajikistan If Afghan Border Situation Deteriorates

Chief of the Russian Federal Frontier Service Headquarters Nikolai Reznichenko announced on Thursday that units of the 201st motorised division, which is based in Tajikistan, would mount operations to protect the country if the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border were to deteriorate. According to him, all the co-operation issues with Tajikistan had been worked out and several tactical groups had already been organised. "There are enough forces and resources on the Tajik-Afghan border for its defence," the general said. He stressed that the Russian border-guards in Tajikistan were ready for anything.

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