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Russia doubles military base personnel in Armenia

19:14, 19.06.2012 Region: Armenia, Russia Theme: Politics, Society

The number of Russian contract personnel at the Armenian base will double by the end of 2012, said Russian military official.

Igor Gorbul, a spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District, said the permanent staff numbers will remain the same, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia has already launched a recruitment drive for contract personnel to serve at a military base in Gyumri, he told reporters on Tuesday.

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