S ource: Trend
Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze and US Deputy State Secretary Bill Burns discussed the danger emanating from a Russian military base in Armenia.
“The situation in the region regarding the concentration of Russian military forces in North Caucasus and their transfer to Gyumri which endangers the region, was discussed,” Vashadze stated.
The upcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia, along with the situation in the Caucasian region and issues of cooperation within international organisations were also the subjects of negotiation during the meeting.
The parties also discussed the participation of international observer missions in the election process.
Russian military base number 102, has been situated in the Gyumri region in the north of Armenia since 1995, which is on combat duty under the auspices of the CIS air defence system. The base operates under the command of Russian troops of the North Caucasus Military district of RF.
The base is equipped with SA-10 zenith rocket complexes and MiG-29 fighters. The number of troops at the base amounts to 5000.