ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
Donbass truce first step towards lifting anti-Russian sanctions — German top diplomatWorld September 19, 16:36
Moscow court arrests man suspected of stabbing hiker to deathSociety & Culture September 19, 16:34
MOSCOW, April 10 (Itar-Tass) —— There will be no military base or a NATO transit centre in Ulyanovsk, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The presence of neither NATO’s military nor civil personnel is panned there,” Maria Zakharova stressed.
“We are looking at a possibility to ensure transit of only land-based [non-military] cargoes of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan by a combined method, or by air, motor and railway transport, via Russia’s territory,” she said.
“There is nothing new or sensational in Russia’s offering assistance to the ISAF in transit of cargoes,” she stressed. “By the way, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan includes servicemen from 22 non-NATO countries. This assistance is offered in line with United Nations Security Council resolution number 1386, which calls on Afghanistan’s neighbors and UN member countries to provide necessary assistance to the international security assistance force in Afghanistan, including permission for transit and plane flights.
Russia has legally binding agreements with Germany, France, Spain, the United States, and Sweden on transit of cargoes for the needs on their contingents within the ISAF, he added.