Russia withdrawing excessive material, arms from Batumi base.

May 31 2005

TBILISI, May 31 (Itar-Tass) -- A train with military hardware and
ammunition of the Russian military base in Batumi will depart for
Armenia on Tuesday evening, a representative of the Russian Group of
Forces in the South Caucasus told Itar-Tass.

He said they are carrying away excessive armaments and materiel from
Georgia in accordance with a plan drafted several months before the
completion of the Russian-Georgian negotiations on the military bases'

"The withdrawal of military hardware and armaments has been coordinated
with the Georgian authorities," the source said.

Two trains were sent to the Russian territory in late March - early
April, and this train will carry the equipment to the Russian military
base in Gyumri, he said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress