The newspaper says that a large number of Russian servicemen will arrive in Armenia with their families soon. Their number will be about 3000. The servicemen will serve in Russian 102nd military base in Gyumri.
The Armenian Defense Ministry neither refuted, nor confirmed this report.
Preparations are underway for the arrival of the Russians in Gyumri. Dozens of Armenian families living in the 8th quarter mainly inhabited by Russian troops that is known as "vosmoy Gorodok" are being relocated.
Russian 102nd military base is operating within the CIS United Air Defense System. According to the contract signed between Russia and Armenia in 2010, dislocation term of the base has been extended by 2044. The base is supplied with S-300 anti-aircraft missile complexes and MiG-29 fighter jets. The number of personnel of the base is about 5 000.