Moscow Times: Russia Closes NATO's Transport Corridor to Afghanistan

Russia has closed a transport corridor that had allowed NATO militaries to deliver supplies to Afghanistan through Russian territory, according to a decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and published on a government website Monday.

The pathway through Russia had been a symbol of Russia-U.S. cooperation amid otherwise frosty relations between the two former Cold War rivals.

Moscow's decision to close the transport corridor, which NATO used extensively to supply its decade-long deployment in Afghanistan, was made "in connection with the termination of the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1386," said the decree, dated May 15.

Update #1: Russia discontinues transit of weapons, military equipment to Afghanistan -- RBTH
Update #2: Military Cargo Transits Through Russia to Afghanistan Expired - Government -- Sputnik

WNU Editor: Another important news post ignored by the Western media. My prediction .... expect Pakistan to increase prices for transporting U.S. military goods across their country to Afghanistan.

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