Armenian Minority Against Russian Military Base Withdrawal

(Tbilisi, March 18, Civil Georgia) – During the meeting with the Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze, local population of Akhalkalaki, town in Samtskhe-Javakheti region stated that they are against the Russian military base withdrawal from Akhalkalaki.

Nino Burjanadze visited region on March 16-17.

In the town which is populated with large number of ethnic Armenians, 15% of Akhalkalaki residents are employed at the Russian base.

Georgia demands the base withdrawal within the 3 years. Russian side claims that the 14 years are needed to pull out the base. 

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