(Itar-Tass) - A convoy of 15 wheeled military vehicles and six guns withdrawn from the Russian military base in Georgia s Akhalkalaki reached the Georgian-Armenian border on Thursday. The convoy will keep on its way to the Russian military base in Gyumri after passing the corresponding border and customs procedures, a source in the headquarters of the Akhalkalaki base told Itar-Tass.
A train that is carrying 40 vehicles and some property from the Russian military base in Batumi, western Georgia, left the city, a source in the headquarters of the Russian Troops in the Transcaucasia said. The train will pass 470 kilometers in Georgia and is expected to cross the Georgian-Armenian border on Thursday afternoon, reports Trend.
Under the Georgian-Russian agreements the withdrawal of the Russian military base from Batumi should be completed by the end of 2008. The Russian base in Akhalkalaki should be closed by the end of 2007. Most military hardware and weapons will be supplied to Russia; the remaining part will be transferred to the Russian base in Armenia.