RUSSIAN BASE IN ARMENIA TO TRANSFER ITS MILITARY HOUSING SETTLEMENTS TO ARMENIA

epress.am
11.02.2011

The leadership of Russia's Armed Forces, in Armenia for a working
visit, are preparing to transfer to Armenia military housing
settlements belonging to the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri.

The group of senior Russian officers visiting the country will be
monitoring the transfer process.

According to representatives of Russia's Ministry of Defense, this
transaction will be beneficial to both parties since Armenia will
receive military settlements at its Yerevan garrison, while Russia
will reduce the costs associated with keeping the settlements.

Optimizing the deployment of Russian military on Armenia's territory
was a forced move, as military base staffing level was significantly
reduced during special organizational and staff activities, reports
eip.ru.

However, at this time, no further reduction in personnel of the
Russian base in Armenia is expected.