Russian border guards working with Turkey to guard Armenian border
Mediamax news agency
26 May 04
Yerevan, 26 May: “Turkey has considerably reinforced its state border
with Armenia recently.” Maj-Gen Sergey Bondarev, chief of the border
department of the Russian Federal Border Service in Armenia, said in
Yerevan today, according to Mediamax.
Four border detachments under his command guard Armenia’s state
border with Turkey and Iran in compliance with a Russian-Armenian
According to Bondarev, “great work is being carried out with Turkey
to protect border posts and settlements”.
Russian border guards maintain “contact with their Turkish
counterparts. We meet and exchange operational information of mutual
interest on plans to violate the state border”.
This “yields significant results in protecting the state border,”
Sergey Bondarev stressed.
Armenia’s border with Turkey is 330km long, and it has been guarded
by three Russian border detachments since Soviet times.