Russian-Armenian military exercise complete

Russian-Armenian military exercise complete

Interfax news agency, Moscow
13 Sep 05

Yerevan, 13 September: The Russian-Armenian annual military
exercise has finished in Armenia on Tuesday [13 September], Interfax
correspondent reports.

The Russian military from the 102nd base in Gyumri and Armenian
servicemen took part in the exercise involving 1,307 personnel and
294 vehicles and aircraft, including S-300 air defence systems,
MiG-27 jet fighters and helicopters.

The exercise began on 10 September. Armenian President Robert Kocharyan
and general secretary of the Collective Security Organization Nikolay
Bordyuzha were observing its final phase.

The exercise was held for the 10th time. Its scenario was traditional:
the “aggressor” was attacking Armenia from the direction of Turkey on
the ground and in the air and advancing into its territory. The Russian
and Armenian troops destroyed the “aggressor’s” reconnaissance groups,
then its main grouping and forced it to capitulate.

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