Ukraine’s security service detained two Tajiks, ISIL affiliates at Kharkiv airport

"The border guards at the Kharkiv airport together with the Security Service officers and the National Police have detected and detained two citizens of Tajikistan involved in the activity of the Islamic State and wanted by Interpol," said the press service, Joinfo.ua

Central Asian countries face problems as Russian economy shrinks

Russia’s central Asian satellite states lack the immunity to fend off the economic ills which have beset their larger neighbor. Payments from workers in Russia make up 30 percent of GDP for Kyrgyzstan, 24 percent for Moldova, and 20 percent for Armenia,