Military base 201 of the Russian Federation, located on the territory of the Central Asian country, will provide assistance.
The Russian Federation is ready to provide necessary assistance to Tajikistan in fighting against militants on the border with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This statement was made by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Rudenko at a press conference on July 6, TASS News Agency reports.
Military base 201 of the Russian Federation, located on the territory of Tajikistan, could provide such assistance, he said. Andrey Rudenko emphasised that Russia was ready to provide expanded assistance to the Central Asian country if further actions were to be taken.
Rudenko noted that a tense situation was reported in the northern regions of the IRA. Up to 70% of the Tajik-Afghan border is now controlled by the hardline Taliban movement (the organisation is banned in Russia and Tajikistan).
The Deputy Minister added that the countries were actively cooperating through thee defence departments and border security services.
As was reported, 1,037 servicemen of the Afghan government forces fled across the border of Tajikistan after clashing with Taliban militants. During a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President Vladimir Putin underlined the importance of providing material and technical assistance to the border security forces of Tajikistan.