RUSSIA-KAZAKHSTAN AGREEMENT ON BAIKONUR HAS COLLATERAL BENEFITS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 71
Submitting the Russia-Kazakhstan agreement on ensuring securityat the Baikonur space vehicle launching site to the Duma for ratification,Boris Yeltsin has written to Duma speaker Ivan Rybkin that theagreement has an added advantage. "It provides legal groundsfor the presence and functioning of Russia’s military counterintelligencestructures to be present and operate as part of Russian militaryunits on the territory of Kazakhstan." Yeltsin’s letter wasexcerpted in the August 9 Rossiisskie Vesti.
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