As the Voice of America radio clarified, new buildings in the south-west of Tajikistan will replace obsolete buildings and will allow "faster deployment of forces in border areas in response to terrorist threats".
Tajikistan, as a member of the post-Soviet security bloc led by Moscow. promised to receive 100 thousand Afghan refugees after the Taliban came to power in the country. The republic also houses a large Russian military base, capable, if necessary, of holding back the offensive of the Taliban militants.
The last US troops left Afghanistan on Monday, and on Tuesday President Joe Biden announced the end of an era of major military operations designed to "remake" other countries.
Meanwhile, sources close to the security forces in Moscow told Novye Izvestia that plans are underway to hand over sections of the border with Afghanistan located in Tajikistan under the protection of a Russian private military company.