Agency WPS
DEFENSE and SECURITY (Russia)
April 18, 2005, Monday

RUSSIAN MILITARY IN GEORGIA ILLEGALLY SELL ARTILLERY ROUNDS TO
ARMENIA, MAINTAINS TURAN AGENCY

According to well-informed military sources, 16 152-mm Akatsiya
self-propelled howitzers were illegally delivered to Armenia from
the Russian Military Base in Akhalkalaki (Georgia) in March 2005,
and deployed at the Noyemberyan district in Armenia.

According to the same sources, artillery rounds were acquired under
the mediation of Russian military men of Armenian origin, who make
a considerable amount of personnel at the Akhalkalaki Military Base.

Deployment of these rounds along the border of the Gazakhi district
means a direct threat to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which
is running via the district. (...)

Source: Turan news agency (Baku), April 14, 2005

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress