Russias military base at Gyumri faces no problems – Ivanov

Russia’s military base at Gyumri faces no problems – Ivanov

Itar-Tass, Russia
May 20 2004

YEREVAN, May 20 (Itar-Tass) — Relations between Russia and Armenia
in the sphere of defense and security have been developing dynamically
and steadily and there have been no major problems in military affairs,
including the operation of the 102nd military base at Gyumri, Russian
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said upon arrival in Armenia on a
working visit.

Russia supplies Armenia with military products at internal prices.

“These matters have been discussed regularly within the framework of
the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia is entitled to
the same opportunities to buy Russian military hardware as the other
CSTO member-states.”

Later on Thursday Ivanov will hold talks with his Armenian counterpart
Serge Sarkisian to look into Russian-Armenian cooperation in the
field of defense, military-technological cooperation and military
personnel training.

“Regional security issues and situations in trouble spots will be
discussed, too,” Ivanov said.