"If a decision is made on transit through the territory of Russia, we are ready to participate in it," said Maj. Gen. Boris Svistkov, head of the Defense Ministry's main directorate for military transport services.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on March 18 following his meeting in Moscow with the U.S. secretaries of state and defense that Russia was considering the issue of providing logistics support to operations in Afghanistan.
A decision is expected soon.
Several years ago Russia permitted military transit for French and German military contingents deployed in Afghanistan.
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