TBILISI: Akhalkalaki Base Pullout In Progress

AKHALKALAKI BASE PULLOUT IN PROGRESS

Civil Georgia, Georgia
May 18 2006

A convoy of ten trucks, loaded with military equipment, as well
as an armored vehicle departed from the Russian military base in
Akhalkalaki and headed towards the Russian military base in Gyumri,
Armenia on May 18, Interfax news agency reported.

This withdrawal is part of the base pullout process which should be
completed in Akhalkalaki before December 31, 2007, according to the
March 31 Georgian-Russian agreement.

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