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U.S. Gives Kyrgyzstan Four Russian-Made Planes


http://gdb.rferl.org/ba88733c-f06f-4a23-8f26-8240e6b5daf6_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/ba88733c-f06f-4a23-8f26-8240e6b5daf6_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) PRAGUE, September 20, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. government has given the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry with four Russian-made Antonov-2 transport planes.


The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek says in a statement the planes, which arrived in Kyrgyzstan on September 20, are part of a program to help the country and other Central Asian states fight drugs trafficking and enhance border security.


The program was launched six years ago.

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