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United group of forces to be formed on Caspian – Ivanov

A united group of forces will be formed on the Caspian Sea to rebuff modern threats and challenges, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday. “We are discussing the formation of an equivalent of BlackSeaFor [Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task group] on the Caspian Sea… which will comprise not only defense ministries but also border guards and special services to combat real threats and challenges on the Caspian Sea,” Ivanov said. He said the issue would be discussed during his official visit to Azerbaijan and that the operations of the new group would resemble those of the BlackSeaFor, comprised of Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Full Story

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