Russia, other ex-Soviet states to jointly defend borders in crisis

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 16, 2015 5:10 AM

BURABAI, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A meeting of ex-Soviet leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, have agreed to create a joint task force to defend external borders in crisis situations amid turmoil in Afghanistan.

The meeting has been underway in Central Asian state of Kazakhstan.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Jason Bush)