Russian diplomat believes Western obsession with Assad leads to dead endRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 10:30
Maria Sharapova wins first match after disqualificationSport April 27, 9:38
Abe expects progress in talks on peace treaty with RussiaWorld April 27, 9:06
Media: Israeli Air Force strike hits area near Damascus airportWorld April 27, 8:35
Russian diplomat believes US strikes on Syria make no military or political senseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 8:30
Diplomat believes Trump should be given chance to improve relations with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 8:10
Twelve militants of Islamic Jihad Mujahideen Jamaat grouping detained in KaliningradSociety & Culture April 27, 2:14
Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
BISHKEK, April 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow respects Kyrgyzstan's decision not to prolong the agreement with the USA on the transit center at Manas. Lavrov said so after a meeting whish his Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbayev on Thursday.
"We respected the decision voiced by the Kyrgyz president not to prolong the agreement on the Manas transit center after 2014," the minister underlined.
The transit center accommodates some 1,300 U.S. servicemen. The Russian Foreign Ministry believes the parameters and term of operation of this center should be conditioned by the objectives of the stabilization efforts by the international security assistance force in Afghanistan.
Moscow assumes that the transit center will not be needed after the withdrawal of the U.S. contingent, so it has a positive attitude to the Kyrgyz leadership’s plans to convert the facility into an international civil transport hub without any military element.