On 27 March, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s department of international cooperation, Sergey Koshelev, told the press that Russia wants to establish new Afghanistan bases, to repair military hardware.

Koshelev said that “it is important to maintain the weapon systems and military equipment of the Afghan Armed Forces in a serviceable state,” adding, “that any escalation of the situation in Afghanistan after NATO troops pull out in 2014 could have a negati...


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