ANOTHER BATCH OF RF MIL HARDWARE REACHES GEORGIA-ARMENIA BORDER

ITAR-TASS, Russia
June 8 2006

TBILISI, June 8 (Itar-Tass) -- A convoy of 15 wheeled military vehicles
and six guns withdrawn from the Russian military base in Georgia'
s Akhalkalaki reached the Georgian-Armenian border on Thursday. The
convoy will keep on its way to the Russian military base in Gyumri
after passing the corresponding border and customs procedures,
a source in the headquarters of the Akhalkalaki base told Itar-Tass.

A train that is carrying 40 vehicles and some property from the Russian
military base in Batumi, western Georgia, left the city, a source in
the headquarters of the Russian Troops in the Transcaucasia said. The
train will pass 470 kilometers in Georgia and is expected to cross
the Georgian-Armenian border on Thursday afternoon.

Under the Georgian-Russian agreements the withdrawal of the Russian
military base from Batumi should be completed by the end of 2008. The
Russian base in Akhalkalaki should be closed by the end of 2007. Most
military hardware and weapons will be supplied to Russia, the remaining
part will be transferred to the Russian base in Armenia.