The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that more military hardware has been deployed to reinforce its air base in Armenia.
The ministry said on December 21 that a total of six attack and transport helicopters had been sent to the base near the capital, Yerevan.
It said the Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters had been transferred from a military base in the southern Russian region of Krasnodar to the air base in Erebuni, Armenia.
It follows a similar move earlier in December when Russia deployed seven helicopters to Armenia, a key regional ally of Moscow.
Based on reporting by Interfax, TASS, and Reuters