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    Kyrgyz authorities have asked Russia to send troops to protect strategic installations in the Central Asian state but Moscow has yet to make a decision, a Russian Defense Ministry source said on Friday.

    Kyrgyz authorities have asked Russia to send troops to protect strategic installations in the Central Asian state but Moscow has yet to make a decision, a Russian Defense Ministry source said on Friday.

    "We have taken note of the request, but a final decision has yet to be made," the source said.

    He added that Russia would continue watching the development of the situation in the country where some 200 people were killed recently in interethnic riots.

    MOSCOW, June 18 (RIA Novosti) 

     

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