Russian military presence guarantees Armenia’s security – defence boss
ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow
3 Apr 04
The Armenian authorities regard Russian-Armenian military cooperation
as “a component of the republic’s national security and therefore,
believe that the presence of the Russian military base on the
republic’s territory is very correct and necessary for the country”.
The Armenian defence minister and secretary of the National Security
Council, Serzh Sarkisyan, said this at a meeting with a group of
Russian journalists today. “The Russian military presence promotes the
calm situation in the region,” Sarkisyan said.