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NATO to sign Russia transit deal for Afghan withdrawal soon

NATO to sign Russia transit deal for Afghan withdrawal soon

PanARMENIAN.Net - NATO hopes to sign the first commercial agreement with Russia on use of the Ulyanovsk transit base for withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan "within the next few months," a NATO spokesman in Moscow said on Wednesday, September 26, according to RIA Novosti.

The huge amount of cargo being returned from Afghanistan means NATO will need all the assets it has, NATO's Moscow office spokesman Robert Pshel said. The alliance is looking forward to signing the first commercial contracts with Russia to use the transit hub in Ulyanovsk in the next few months, he said.

The transit hub would not be a NATO military base, he stressed, but only a transit point for non-lethal cargo.

There is a high chance NATO will use Russian aircraft to carry cargo from Afghanistan to the transit hub, he said. NATO already uses Russian-owned Ilyushin Il-76 and Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft operated by commercial airlines.

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