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    Russia, Belarus Finalize Creation of Unified Air Defense Network

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    Russia and Belarus have finished setting up a unified air defense network in the East-European region of collective security, a deputy commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces said Wednesday.

    TVER (Russia) (Sputnik) Moscow and Minsk signed an agreement on joint protection of the Russia-Belarus Union State airspace and the creation of a unified regional air defense network in February 2009.

    "The practical implementation of the agreement has been finalized, future efforts will be focused on regular joint air defense tasks and joint combat training," Lt. Gen. Pavel Kurachenko said at meeting of the CIS coordination committee on air defense issues.

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