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Russia to Allow Only Non-Military NATO Supplies to Afghanistan

April 11, 2012

Russia will allow the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to transport only non-military supplies via a Russian airbase to Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said.

NATO won’t be permitted to station any personnel at the airbase, the Moscow-based ministry said on its website today.

An airbase in Ulyanovsk, a Volga city about 900 kilometers (559 miles) east of Moscow, could be made available as a transit point for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last month.

To contact the reporter on this story: Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net


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