Russia Sends New T-72B3M Tanks to Tajikistan Base

Russia has sent the first batch of the 30 new T-72B3M tanks  to their 201st military base in in in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

“On December 6, a batch of 30 upgraded T-72B3M tanks with improved combat characteristics will arrive for the 201st Russian military base stationed in Tajikistan,” said the Defense Ministry of Russia.

The 201st Military Base in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest foreign base, and has been in use since 1941.

Currently, there are motor rifle, armored, artillery and reconnaissance units, air defense forces, radiation, chemical and biological protection and signal troops elements at the base.

Tajikistan has allowed Russia to retain the base until 2024. 

The arrival of the new tanks came amid growing tensions with NATO. 

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