Russian General says Armenia’s Air Defense Fully Ensured

Mediamax Agency, Armenia
Feb 15 2007

RUSSIAN GENERAL SAYS ARMENIA’S AIR DEFENCE FULLY ENSURED

Yerevan, 15 February: The Russian aircraft unit deployed in Armenia
and military base No 102 in Gyumri "ensure the fully-fledged air
defence of Armenia", the commander-in-chief of the Russian air force,
Army Gen Vladimir Mikhaylov, said in Yerevan today.

Speaking at a news conference on the results of a meeting of the Air
Defence Coordination Committee under the CIS Council of Defence
Ministers, Mikhaylov pointed out that "Armenia’s air defence is being
protected in all directions: western, eastern, northern and
southern".

Mikhaylov also said that S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems have
been deployed at Russian military base No 102 in Gyumri and there is
no need for a technical upgrade of the hardware installed in Armenia.

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