Osh to get 40 Russian border guard advisors

By Stan Rogers

2010-09-29

OSH – Forty of 60 Kyrgyz-based Russian border guard advisors soon will begin working in Osh, rather than the Bishkek suburb of Novo-Pokrovka where they have served since 1999, Kommersant.ru reported September 29.

The Russians will help their Kyrgyz colleagues fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration, Russian Border Service Director Vladimir Pronichev said in Kyrgyzstan.

Meanwhile, Collective Security Treaty Organisation Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha said the organization has helped Kyrgyzstan fight drug trafficking, co-ordinate anti-terrorist action, pursue organisers of public disorder and monitor southern Kyrgyz websites that fomented ethnic unrest, Ferghana.ru reported September 29.

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