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Russia Moving Military Equipment Out Of Georgia


http://gdb.rferl.org/D045DFAF-122A-4E08-95CE-EB5D07A3CE07_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/D045DFAF-122A-4E08-95CE-EB5D07A3CE07_mw800_mh600.jpg Russia's base in Batumi will remain for now (ITAR-TASS) May 15, 2006 -- A Russian military train loaded with tanks and other equipment is due to leave Georgia today, marking the start of the withdrawal of Russia's military bases from the country.

The train is carrying equipment from the Russian base in Akhalkalaki, which is due to be shut down in 2007.

Under an agreement reached last year, the other Russian base in Georgia, in the port of Batumi, is due to be closed in 2008.

(AP, ITAR-TASS)
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