State Duma representative rules out US military deployment in Tajikistan

Viktor Vodolatsky said that ran counter to the agreements not only between the Republic of Tajikistan and Russia, but also within the CSTO and the EAEU.

On May 10, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Viktor Vodolatsky commented on the recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the plans of the US Department of Defense to deploy its troops in Tajikistan after the withdrawal from Afghanistan in his interview with the TASS News Agency. He ruled out this option.

The parliamentarian said this process could not be implemented since it ran counter to the agreements not only between the Republic of Tajikistan and Russia, but also within the CSTO and the EAEU. He emphasised that the Wall Street Journal was giving out desirable for valid and escalating the situation.

According to Vodolatsky, the Government of Russia should strengthen cooperation with the CIS states across the entire spectrum of fields, in particular in the military, political and economic fields.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, “U.S. military planners are looking for options to base troops, drones, bombers and artillery in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to shore up the Afghan government, keep the Taliban (banned in Russia) insurgency in check and monitor other extremists.”

12 май 2021, 07:22

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