Friday, February 6, 2009

Russia allows transit of U.S. military supplies

Now this is kinda like the pot calling the kettle black. Never trust Russia.

MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow will begin allowing U.S. military supplies for Afghanistan to cross its territory.

Sergey Lavrov says the U.S. administration approached the Kremlin several days ago asking for permission.

He said in remarks broadcast by Vesti 24 television today that Russia has agreed. He said Moscow is now waiting for the U.S. to provide specific details of the shipments and will issue relevant permissions after getting them.

Kyrgyzstan this week decided to close a key U.S. base that supports operations in Afghanistan. It denied it acted after receiving $2 billion in Russian loans.

There are also concerns about the safety of overland supply routes from Pakistan.

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