Russia to Continue Development of Foreign Military Bases

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Russia will actively pursue the development of its military bases abroad, the Minister of Defense Gen. Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “We continue to develop our bases abroad: in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia. In general, we actively develop it,” he said, speaking at a meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense.

Sergei Shoigu said that recently the Russian squadron interceded on combat duty in Belarus. “We settled there and are on alert, have the education plans,” the Minister said.

During the exercise, the military played an operation to block and destroy extremists with artillery and army aviation. According to the plan maneuvers, the simulated enemy intensified in one region of collective security, intending to overthrow the legitimate government.

The teachings “Rubezh” are held every two years. In 2012, the military defeated the conditional base of militants, while the operation involved more than 1,000 people and about 100 pieces of military equipment, including tanks, self-propelled guns, helicopters and tactical bombers.

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