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Russia continues pullout from post-Soviet bases in Georgia

A train carrying military hardware left a Russian base in Georgia early Thursday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the ex-Soviet Caucasus state, the Georgian Defense Ministry said. The 34-car train is carrying armored vehicles, tanks and ammunition weighing some 243 metric tons to Russia. More military hardware will be removed from Batumi, on the Black Sea, each week until August 2007, the ministry said. The next train will depart June 14, the ministry said. Full Story

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