2 Feb 2018 13:35

Peskov refers to govt question on stationing of military aircraft on Iturup Island

MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The Kremlin has referred a question about the placement of military aircraft on Iturup Island to the Russian government.

When asked by reporters what prompted the government's decision to allow the Russian Defense Ministry to station military aircraft on Iturup Island, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, "Ask the press service of the government."

The government's resolution, published on the official Internet portal of legal information, says that Russian military aircraft can be placed on Iturup Island in the Kurils.

A resolution recently signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev adds the Sakhalin region's Iturup airfield to the list of Russian joint civil and military airfields.