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MOSCOW, December 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The Federation Council upper house of parliament has ratified an agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan to create a united regional air defense system.
The agreement was signed in Astana on January 30, 2013. It implies that the united air defense system is created on the basis of joint actions of troops or forces of the united air defense system in time of peace. Troops will be subordinated to national commands. They act under a common plan and concept in time of war. Both parties preserve common approaches towards determining training requirements and organizing troops’ operative and combat training.
Troops of the united air defense system are led by a commander, who is appointed by the Russian and Kazakh presidents on motion of defense ministers. The command will be headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The agreement was signed for the term of five years with a possibility of extending for the next five years.