Russia’s Alliance Building Advances with Armenia

Preparations are currently underway for the signing of a full agreement on the creation of a joint group of armed forces of Armenia and Russia. This was announced in an interview with reporters and Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, as well as the heads of the military departments of the two countries.

The Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu and Army Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan signed a cooperation agreement in the field of identification and evaluation of radiation, chemical and biological conditions in the interest of the Joint group of forces of the two countries.

“Its implementation will clearly regulate the procedure for joint action in this area and in a timely manner to ensure the grouping of the necessary information”, – said Anatoly Antonov.

According to Antonov, Russia and Armenia have signed more than 50 treaties and agreements, and work on the further development of the regulatory and legal framework continues.

“Formed and effective mechanisms for decision-making in the field of security, carried out joint military planning,” – said Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

On the topic related to the Russian military base in Armenia, Anatoly Antonov said that it serves as a guarantor of stability in the Caucasus region.

“Its successful operation – is another indicator of the level of our allied relations”, – he said.

The deputy minister stressed that an active Russian-Armenian inter-governmental commission had been formed to discuss a Russian military base in Armenia.

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