Russia moved second echelon from Georgia

Business Materials 24 May 2006 16:32 (UTC +04:00)

Today Russia moved the second echelon with military vehicles and equipment out of Georgia through Azerbaijan, Trend reports with reference to Azerbaijan State Railroad. By the end of the month one more echelon with military vehicles and ammunition is leaving Georgia via Azerbaijan.

Today 35 vehicles, as well as 35.5 ton of shells and some property of military base in Ahalkalaki left Georgia. Third echelon with weapon and vehicles is leaving for Russia May 30. Russia already applied for 400 carriages to transport via Azerbaijan in 2006. This entire amount is used to move various items from demolished military bases in Georgia.

The echelons enter Azerbaijan at Beyuk-Kesik border station, run about 700km through the republic and pass to Russia through Yalama.

Transportation of these hazardous loads is carried out according to hazardous loads transportation rules approved throughout the world and Azerbaijan alike.