Moscow to protect Central Asia from Afghan terrorists

Eurasia News

Moscow, Russia: Moscow has designed its strategy to protect former Soviet Union states, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency.

According to sources, secretly but surly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has tailored a strategy after his detail deliberations with the heads of Central Asia states to combat terrorism if certain forces try to inject terrorists into Central Asia.

While avoiding physical presence of Russian forces at Afghan borders, Russia will consolidate militarily infrastructure of former Soviet republics.

It is pertinent to mention that Russia has contract with all its former states to combat any aggression against any state if help is requested by any particular former Soviet state.

Uzbekistan has strongest army within Central Asian states while Tajikistan is weakest to protect against any aggression while Turkmenistan is closer to western powers then Russia.

During his recent three-day visit to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian President Putin held meetings with heads of the states and it was decided that a swift response force would be in place in Tajikistan bordering Afghanistan and hot pursuit would be an option if terrorists try to enter any former USSR state.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from February 26 to 28.

According to sources, Russian President was given a detail presentation regarding security issues while his visit to Dushanbe.

Russian President was informed about urgent financial requirements of Tajikistan to man its borders with Afghanistan and reconstruction of all weather roads leading to Afghan borders because situation in Afghanistan can compel Tajik army to move heavy military arsenals in bordering areas.

Central Asian political observers claim that Russian intelligence officials are in close contact with former USSR states and are assessing danger of infiltration of terrorists into Tajikistan and Uzbekistan because Afghan forces loosing grounds near Afghan-Tajik and Afghan-Uzbek borders.