Russia won’t withdraw troops from Armenia

Russia won’t withdraw troops from Armenia

RosBusinessConsulting, Russia
May 21 2004

RBC, 21.05.2004, Yerevan 10:01:19.Russia will not withdraw its military
base from Armenia, said Armenian Defense Minister Serge Sarkisian, ARKA
reports. “We have repeatedly said that we see bilateral relations with
Russia as part of our national security, and, naturally, the Russian
military base is in the sphere of our bilateral relations,” he said.

For his part, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov said Russia did
not interfere in Armenia’s internal political affairs. “We have good,
frank and trust relations with Armenian authorities,” he stressed. “We
are building our relations with Armenia as with our strategic partner,
based on our cultural, historic, religious, military and political
ties, and we see Armenia as an ally,” Ivanov noted.

The 102nd military base is located at the town of Gyumri.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS