Train with mil hardware goes from RF base in Batumi to Armenia
By Tengiz Pachkoria

ITAR-TASS News Agency
June 1, 2005 Wednesday 2:55 AM Eastern Time

TBILISI, June 1 -- A train with military hardware and ammunition
went from a Russian military base in Batumi to Armenia. The train
consisting of 15 wagons left Batumi on Tuesday evening, arrived in
Tbilisi at midnight and in Armenia on Wednesday, representatives of
the group of the Russian troops in the Transcaucasia told Itar-Tass.

"Military hardware and ammunition have been pulled out under the plan
of withdrawal of excessive ammunition and hardware from the Batumi base
outside Georgia that was drafted several months ago before the end of
Georgian-Russian talks on the terms of withdrawal of Russian military
bases from Batumi and Akhalkalaki," representatives pointed out.

"The withdrawal of military hardware and ammunition from the Batumi
base outside Georgia is coordinated with the authorities of the
country," they indicated. The train went to the Russian military
base deployed in the Armenian city of Gyumri. According to available
information, ammunition, chemical treatment vehicles and anti-aircraft
missiles were taken away.

Two trinas with excessive ammunition were brought from the Batumi
base to Russia in the end of March and the beginning of April.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress