Russian Defence Ministry Heightens Its Facilities Security In Azerbaijan And Tajikistan

The exacerbating situation around Afghanistan has urged Russia's defence ministry to increase security of the Gabala radar station /Azerbaijan/ and the Nurek optico-electronic node /Tajikistan/. Colonel General Anatoly Perminov in charge of the space force said as much Wednesday at a press conference in Moscow, adding that these extra security measures were due to possible terrorist acts. The general specified that the Nurek facility was guarded by the divisions of the 201st mechanised division stationed in Tajikistan. He added that the situation remained under control. Perminov also said that a governmental commission in Baku was discussing the status of the Gabala radar station. The general believed that the agreement on leaving the station in Azerbaijan's territory would be achieved within the next one-two months. According to him, Russian vice premier Ilya Klebanov will sign the document on behalf of Russia.

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