Transit Center at Manas command refrains from commenting on Romania relocation reports

The command of the Transit Center at Manas, a U.S. airbase at Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport outside Bishkek, refrains from commenting on reports on the center's possible relocation to Romania.

The command of the Transit Center at Manas, a U.S. airbase at Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport outside Bishkek, refrains from commenting on reports on the center's possible relocation to Romania.

Contacted by Interfax, the Transit Center's press service asked it to send any questions in writing and promised that it would give the answer next week after careful clearance.

Transit Center Commander John Millard said in commenting on the reports about the airbase's possible relocation to Romania that, wherever the center is told to relocate, it will do so.

BBC reported early on Saturday that the airbase's relocation had already been started.

The Kyrgyz government earlier decided to sever an agreement with the U.S. government on the Transit Center's presence in Kyrgyzstan after July 14, 2014.

The Transit Center earlier served as an airbase of NATO's coalition forces to support anti-Taliban operations in Afghanistan. It currently serves as a transit center for NATO forces and cargo and for aerial refueling.

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