ARMENIA NOT GOING TO LEASE "EREBUNI" AIRPORT TO USA

Mediamax
Aug 3, 2011
Armenia

Yerevan/Mediamax/. Mediamax's source in the Armenian Foreign Ministry
refuted the information that authorities are negotiating with the
USA over the lease of the Yerevan "Erebuni" airport.

"These reports are simply absurd," the diplomatic source said.

The information about negotiations was published in "Haykakan Zhamanak"
[Armenian Time] newspaper today.

Mediamax recalls that the Russian air group, making part of the
102d Russian military base located in Armenia, is based in "Erebuni"
airport. The air group is equipped with MiG-29 fighters.

The personnel of the air base located in "Erebuni" are on combat
anti-aircraft defense duty in the United Air Defense System of CIS
member states.




From: A. Papazian