An agreement on the creation of a joint regional air defense system of Russia and Tajikistan is being ratified. Similar projects are being discussed with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia, Colonel-General Yuri Grekhov, Deputy Chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Air Defense under the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS countries, said on Tuesday following a meeting of the Coordinating Committee on Air Defense Issues.
"The agreement on the creation of a joint regional air defense system of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan signed on April 27, 2021, is undergoing the ratification procedure," he said.
Grekhov also noted that "the draft agreement on the creation of a joint regional air defense system of Russia and Kyrgyzstan is undergoing the procedure of internal approval". After completion of this work, the draft agreement will be submitted to the defense ministers of the two countries for signing. According to the Colonel General, "work on the practical implementation of agreements between Russia and Armenia and Kazakhstan is going on.
The forces and means of the joint air defense system of the CIS include 19 air defense units, 38 units of air defense missile forces, 15 units of radio technical troops, nine air defense brigades and three units of electronic warfare. These forces and means are led by national commands, and joint actions are coordinated by the chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Air Defense.
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Based on materials from TASS