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    The likelihood of new Syria-style military conflicts in the post-Soviet Central Asian republics and the Caucasus, requiring Russia’s response, remains high, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He outlined the Central Asian and Caucasus regions as areas where the prospect of military confrontation endures.

    "The analysis of developments in the world shows that the short-term risk of military conflict persists," Shoigu said at a military and science conference on the strategic conclusions of the use of force in Syria.

    "In these circumstances, Russia will have to adequately respond to potential threats," the minister stressed.


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