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Russia Boosts Military, Economic Ties With Kyrgyzstan

The U.S. Air Force base in Kyrgyzstan is packing up for closure after more than 12 years of flying troops and cargo in and out of Afghanistan, as Moscow boosts its military clout in the strategic region. Against the backdrop of the Russian actions in Ukraine, experts say Russia’s increasing economic and military influence in the impoverished former Soviet state can be a big strategic gain for Moscow. Russian-Kyrgyz economic and defense relations are strengthening at a steady pace. Last...

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