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New Unit to Be Deployed on Kurils
Moscow, February 18 (KCNA) -- The chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army, Nikolai Makarov, unveiled a plan to deploy a new unit on the Kuril islands.

New-type weapons will be supplied to the unit by order of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

A Defense Ministry official said the runway on Etorofu Islet would be expanded for air transport《Il-76》.

He also expressed his view that it is necessary to deploy new armored vehicles and helicopters on the islands.

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