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[24.04.23] Kyrgyz Servicemen Interested in Contract Service in Russian Armed Forces

Kyrgyz servicemen will be interested in contract service in the Russian Armed Forces, head of the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry press service Colonel Merbek Koilubayev told Interfax on Thursday.
 
He was commenting on the Russian decision to allow CIS citizens to join the Russian armed forces on contract basis.
 
Bearing in mind the future deployment of Russian fighter jets from the collective rapid reaction force of the CIS Collective Security Treaty at the Kant military airfield, "many Kyrgyz pilots may be interested in serving in the Russian Air Force," Koilubayev said.
 
Interfax AVN, April 24, 2003

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