Russia sends navy gear to Tajikistan


MOSCOW:

Russia despatched Tajikistan 12 armoured autos and an array of navy gear, its defence ministry stated on Saturday, as Moscow seems to shore up its Central Asian ally that neighbours Afghanistan.

Moscow has held navy workout routines in Tajikistan and expanded {hardware} at its navy base there, its largest abroad, because the US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s lightning takeover.

Russia is fearful in regards to the potential for fallout within the wider area and the opportunity of militants infiltrating Central Asia, which Moscow sees as its southern defensive buffer.

“In opposition to the backdrop of rising instability close to Tajikistan’s southern border, we’re working collectively to make sure the safety of our states,” stated Main Basic Yevgeny Tsindyaikin in a defence ministry assertion.

The switch of {hardware}, which additionally contains shut fight gear and protecting gear, will modernise and considerably improve Tajikistan’s navy capabilities, the ministry stated.

Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan stretches for 1,344 km (835 miles), and far of it’s mountainous and onerous to police.

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