"Presence of CSTO base in Kant is a guarantee that Batken events will not happen again," the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Kyrgyzstan Andrei Krutko said at a press conference.
According to him, in the present circumstances, neither the countries of Europe, nor other continents, nor Central Asia can feel safe from the threat of terrorism, including Kyrgyzstan. "Terrorism penetrates into all the cracks with the breeding ground. I quote the words of Almazbek Atambayev, who said that the fight against ISIL in Syria was in the interest of Kyrgyzstan," Andrey Krutko said.
"Russia is doing everything possible that our actions in Syria not to weaken but strengthen the CSTO military shield that covers also the Kyrgyz Republic. The purpose of the base in Kant is the fight against possible penetration in Kyrgyzstan of armed terrorist groups and their destruction," Andrey Krutko stressed.