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    Russia will begin large-scale supplies of aviation equipment to Tajikistan next year to ensure regional stability, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and Tajikistan are both members of the CSTO, the organization set up by former Soviet states in 1992 shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union with the aim to facilitate cooperation and strengthen security in the region.

    "Next year, a key phase in defense cooperation, supplies of arms and military equipment will begin. In particular, these are large quantities of aviation equipment, planes and helicopters. I think it will all be done in time. And, of course, will contribute to stability in the region," Shoigu said during a meeting with his Tajikistani counterpart.

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