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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Russia considering restoring Soviet military base in Egypt

The Russian government is negotiating with Egypt about the possibility of the lease of military facilities on the territory of this country. While just last week the media was flooded with rumors that Moscow is eyeing the Soviet facilities in Cuba and Vietnam, which were left by the Russian military in the early noughties.

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Moscow and Cairo, in particular, are negotiating to lease the former Soviet base in the Egyptian city of Sidi Barrani.

As reported “Interfax”, if the parties come to an agreement, then the database restore can be completed by 2019.

The Agency notes that the negotiations are going quite successfully. According to some sources, Cairo and Moscow have agreed that Russia will deliver by sea all necessary equipment and will be placed on the basis of the Russian military. However, in the first stage, the number of troops will be insignificant.

The base of the Soviet military, who watched the American fleet was located in Sidi Barrani until 1972.

Also Monday, the Russian defense Ministry said that the Syrian Tartous on a regular basis will host the Navy (now there is item logistics of the Russian Navy).

Last week it became known that Moscow can return to the left in 2002, the Cam Ranh base in Vietnam and Lourdes in Cuba. Why are they once again needed Russia and what role is played by the USA in the article “MK”.


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One Response “Russia considering restoring Soviet military base in Egypt”

  1. Millicent
    15.10.2016 at 11:33

    IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of thngis like that?

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