Russia Removes All Of Its Armour From Transdnestria

On Wednesday the last, fourth trainload of armoured machines, belonging to a limited continent of Russian troops stationed here, set out from Transdnestria (a self-proclaimed republic in the territory of Moldova) to Russia. Valeri Yevnevich, commander of the Russian forces in Transdnestria, told RIA Novosti that Russia began withdrawing the armour last November 9 and is through with it on Wednesday, thus fulfilling before time one of the agreements of the Istanbul summit of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Under this agreement, Russia is to pull out its armaments and personnel from Transdnestria by 2002.

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