AKHALKALAKI AND BATUMI MILITARY BASES STOP FUNCTIONING

AZG Armenian Daily #099, 01/06/2005

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>>From May 30 Russia begins the withdrawal of its military bases from
Batumi and Akhalkalaki. According to the joint statement of Georgian
and Russian foreign ministers, "Batumi and Akhalkalaki military bases
have stopped functioning and are in process of withdrawal." As a result
of Russian~VGeorgian long-term negotiations, the sides achieved final
agreement in the issue, according to which the two military bases
will be withdrawn from the territory of Georgia by January 1, 2008.