Mongolia and Russia show military sheen

Asia Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

By Alicia J Campi Mongolian Minister of Defense Dashdemberel Bat-Erdene led a military delegation to Moscow on February 17-21 for discussions that included preparations for their annual joint exercises. Included on the agenda was a visit to the 5th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Western Military District in the Moscow Region. Bat-Erdene met with Russian Federation Defense Minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu, in talks described by both sides as “cordial and constructive”. Possibly to smooth over the fact that he had not quickly paid an official visit to his Russian counterpart s…

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