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Russia allows U.S. weapons shipments to Afghanistan

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  • Russia to allow U.S. to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan
  • Details expected to emerge from meeting between Medvedev and Obama
  • Two presidents are meeting in Moscow next week
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MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Russia will allow the United States to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan, Kremlin spokesman Alex Pavlov said Friday.

Pavlov said he doesn't know when the policy will take effect, but imagines the details will come out when presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev meet Monday and Tuesday in Moscow.

On Thursday, Medvedev said Obama's new administration has shown willingness to "build more effective, reliable, and ultimately more modern relations. We are ready to play our part."

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