December 31, 2008 / 2:04 PM / 9 years ago

NATO, Russia discuss equipment move to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Dec 31 (Reuters) - NATO and Russia are discussing whether to allow the military alliance to move its equipment through Russian airspace to Afghanistan, the pact’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

"Talks are underway for NATO-wide air transit for military equipment," said James Appathurai.

So far, Russia has allowed only some individual NATO member states to ship weapons and equipment through its land to Afghanistan, where the alliance is fighting resurgent Taliban. (Writing by Marcin Grajewski, editing by Sami Aboudi)

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