RF, Armenia Commandoes, Police Hold Joint Exercise


ITAR-TASS News Agency, Russia
June 29 2006

TSAKHKADZOR (Armenia), June 29 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Interior Minister
Rashid Nurgaliyev is satisfied with the results of the anti-terrorist
exercises of commandoes of the Russian Interior Ministry and Armenian
crack policemen that were held at the highland Armenian resort of
Tsakhkadzor. During the war games that had four stages, Russian
commandoes from the unit Rus and their Armenian colleagues practiced
joint actions rebuffing an armed attack on the guarded motorcade,
a release operation of hostages and a detention operation of armed

"These exercises are primarily aimed against international terrorism,
extremist groups," said the Russian interior minister who arrived in
Armenia to take part in a meeting of the joint board of the Russian
Interior Ministry and Armenian police. The exercises "showed how
the special forces of our countries need coordinated actions during
special operations," Nurgaliyev said watching the war games.

Russian and Armenian commandoes practiced new methods of special
operations for the first time, he pointed out. According to him,
the commandoes of the countries used these methods in a release
operation of hostages captured by terrorists in the building, during
the seizure of armed criminals and a release operation of hostages kept
in the car. "Fast and coordinated actions are practiced during such
exercises. Each of four operations was carried out for 5-7 seconds,"
the Russian interior minister said.

Chief of Armenian police Col-Gen. Aik Arutyunian praised highly the
exercises. "The exercises were fair and well coordinated," he remarked.

Nurgaliyev and Arutyunian presented awards and personal arms to
the commandoes.

The next exercises between the commandoes of Armenia and Russia will
be held in Russia. "The next exercises may be held in Rostov-on-Don,
where we will also practice joint actions," Nurgaliyev indicated.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“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