Moscow: Russia will allow NATO to transfer
armoured vehicles through its territory to Afghanistan under
an expanded new cooperation agreement, Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said on Thursday.
"The simplified procedure has been expanded to include
armoured vehicles with fortified anti-mine protection," Lavrov
said at a joint press appearance with his Afghan counterpart
"This is an important addition that participants of the
international security-promotion forces asked about in the
Moscow and NATO struck a deal last weekend to boost the
flow of Western military supply shipments through Russia to
the front line in Afghanistan.
But NATO officials did not disclose details of the new
Russia had previously allowed NATO to transfer non-combat
equipment to Afghanistan.