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    Russia in Talks With Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan to Send Servicemen to Syria

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    The head of the defense committee of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, Vladimir Shamanov, on Thursday confirmed to Sputnik that Russia was holding talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to send their servicemen to Syria.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier Thursday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the Russian side had put forward a proposal to send servicemen from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to de-escalation zones in Syria.

    "Negotiations are underway now, the issue is being worked out to ensure that representatives of the Russian military police take part in solving problems related to ensuring order in Syria. Questions and proposals to our colleagues from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are also being worked out. There are intentions and the beginning of the negotiation process, the decision has not yet been made," Shamanov said.

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