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    RUSSIA PREPARES AGREEMENT WITH NATO ON TRANSIT OF MILITARY CARGOES TO AFGHANISTAN

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    MOSCOW, April 4, 2004. (RIA Novosti) - Russia is preparing an agreement with NATO member states on transit of military cargoes to Afghanistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesman Alexander Yakovenko said in the Vremena program on the Russian First Channel.

    "We have already signed an agreement on transit of German military cargoes to Afghanistan and are now preparing a similar agreement with other members of the alliance," he said.

    Thus Russia "assists these countries in their peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan, the success of which contributes Russia as well," the diplomat concluded.

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