Further Train Carrying Ammunition and Military Equipment Withdrawn from Russian 12th Military Base in Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynov / A train loaded with ammunition and military equipment was withdrawn from the 12th Russian base in Georgia on 12 July via Azerbaijan to Russia. That is the 9th train carrying military equipment withdrawn from Georgia to Russia since May.
The train includes 29 open goods trucks loaded with 44 transport facilities. The total weight of the load makes up 426 tons, according to the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia. The next consignment will be withdrawn on 19 July.
The agreement between Azerbaijan and Russia on transportation of the property via Azerbaijan was signed last summer at inter-governmental level. By the end of August, 14 trains laden with property and equipment will be withdrawn from Georgia. Most of the cargo will be delivered to Russia. Five trains will go to Armenia to the 102nd Russian base in Gumri. Three weeks ago Russia withdrew its 62nd base located in Akhalkalaki, Georgia.
The last 12th Russian military base located in the city of Batumi is to be withdrawn within 2008.