PUTIN: RUSSIA PLANS TO 'STRENGTHEN POSITIONS' IN SOUTH CAUCASUS

Civil Georgia, Georgia
dec 2 2013

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2 Dec.'13 / 17:53

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Armenia on December
2, said that Russia will strengthen its positions in South Caucasus.

He made the remarks while addressing the third Russian-Armenian
Interregional Forum in Gyumri, Armenia's second-largest town which
hosts Russia's 102nd military base.

"As far as Transcaucasus is concerned, Russia has never intended to
go away from here. On the contrary, we are going to strengthen our
positions in the Transcaucasus," Putin said.

After applause in the hall, he continued: "We will be strengthening
our positions in the Transcaucasus drawing upon all the best that we
have inherited from our ancestors, drawing upon on good relationship
with all the countries of the region, including with Armenia."

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From: A. Papazian