Why is Kyrgyzstan another Russian military base?

It is rare that one country asks another to host a military base. Especially - if such a request is addressed to Russia. And this is despite the fact that one military base in that country already exists. You might think that we are talking about Syria, but in fact, about Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan). This country is a partner of the Russian Federation in the EAEU and the CSTO.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, visiting Bishkek, said that Moscow was ready to consider the idea of ​​a military base in Kyrgyzstan. Earlier this was said by the ambassador of this country to the Russian Federation Alikbek Dzhekshenkulov.

In Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Kant Air Force Base is the only one in Central Asia. Among its tasks are airspace control in the region and ensuring the security of Kyrgyz air borders. The question arises: why is the Republic the second Russian military base?

One version says that the Kyrgyz authorities are willing to use it to achieve additional investment. But this is not the most significant reason. A much more significant factor is the destabilization in Afghanistan. An alarm is caused by the increasing talk of the withdrawal of US troops from there. In addition, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs recently reported the displacement of a terrorist group from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

At the end of March, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Kyrgyzstan. Surely during the visit the issue of building a second base will be discussed. Previously, such an idea already existed, but it was frustrated by the former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiev. He let the American base into the country, which was liquidated after Bakiyev was overthrown and fled the country.

Now Washington is again looking at Kyrgyzstan and is trying to increase its influence. It is possible that the question will be raised about the return of the US base. And for Russia, strengthening its presence in Central Asia is not only a matter of security, but also of geopolitics.

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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 February 2019 09: 07
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    -What can you say ...
    -Russians have long given dyor from Kirghizia ... -there are now only "their" pitiful remnants ... in Kirghiz cities ...
    - Again, bring in Russian ... -so who will go there ... from Russia ...
    -One Russian base in Kyrgyzstan is already hanging on the shoulders of Russian taxpayers ...
    -And the second Russian base in Kyrgyzstan is needed exclusively by Kyrgyzstan ... -To ... to ... to ... - like Belarus ... - always "intercept" (ask) Russia for another (irrevocable) batch of money .. .-for current expenses"...
    -American military base in Kyrgyzstan ... as it were closed ... -so ... ... Kyrgyz urgently needed another additional source of income ... -here and ...
    -Yes ... but there is also China ...
    -As for China ... after all, you can still "turn to" the Kyrgyz and China ... then ... then ... then ... the Kyrgyz have more "rich centuries-old valuable experience" of communicating with China ... than ..., for example, to say ... - from the same Kazakhstan and Belarus (and Russia as well) .., which "got into a mess and flew in full" .., having struck up their "monetary and economic relations" with China .. that you still have to loosen up and loosen up ... -and never loosen up ... -Hahah ...
    -So the Kirghiz know the Chinese "from all sides" well enough and therefore are unlikely to climb right through "mutually beneficial cooperation" with the Chinese ...
    -But stupid Russia is suitable for this in every respect ... -So, the second Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan ...- BE ... -Hahah ...