Russia to donate $1.5bln to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
In accordance with agreements signed during President Putin’s visit to Bishkek in September, $1.1billion will be spent to re-equip the Kyrgyz army.
The first consignments of Russian weapons will be dispatched to Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2013.
$200 million will be donated to upgrade and renovate Tajikistan’s armed forces.
In addition, Russia is prepared to grant Dushanbe $200 million in oil supply benefits, Kommersant reports.
Voice of Russia, Interfax