Mediamax, Armenia
Nov 29 2013

Russia renewing staff of its military base in Armenia

29 November, Yerevan: The process of the renewal of the personnel of
the Russian military base in Armenia is currently under way. This
however will not affect the number of servicemen [deployed there], the
press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed
Forces has reported.

"Over 1,600 military servicemen have been sent to fulfil their duties
in the military units located in the [southern Russian] cities of
Volgograd and Budenovsk. Soldiers and sergeants trained at the
educational centres of the Southern and other military districts are
arriving to replace them. Over 20 flights from Moscow, Rostov-on-Don,
Mineralnyye Vody, Samara and Yekaterinburg have already been performed
to Yerevan and Gyumri, bringing over 2,000 new recruits to the
military base", the press release said.

[Translated from Russian]

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress