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Russian military in Tajikistan wake up on alert

July 22, 2016, 8:29 UTC+3 YEKATERINBURG

Two garrisons will hold classes of combat readiness

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YEKATERINBURG, July 22 /TASS/. The servicemen of the 201st military base deployed in Tajikistan have been woken up on alert, the press service of the central military district said on Friday.

Two garrisons located in the cities of Dushanbe and Kurgan-Tyube will hold classes of combat readiness.

"The units have been put on high alert. The personnel is drilling maneuvers aimed at fulfilling surprise tasks such as repelling an attack of conditional enemy at vital facilities," the press service said.

The 201st military base is the biggest military facility in Russia located outside its borders. It is located in three cities - Dushanbe, Kulyab and Kurgan-Tyube. Under an agreement signed in October 2012, the unit will stay in Tajikistan until 2042.

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