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NATO training in Armenia2010-09-13 11:07
NATO drills on recovery after natural disasters are being held in Armenia. Representatives of 28 countries participate - RosBalt.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Today the first, command and staff, stage of drills finishes. Tomorrow field maneuvers start. Conclusions will be drawn on September 16th.
The situation they train: 7-point magnitude earthquake in Armenia, systems of water delivery, sewage, communications, gas and power sullies collapsed.
According to previous messages, in recent 10 years Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan increased military expenditures by 10 times.
From 1999 to 2008 military expenses of Georgia grew from USD 40 mln to USD 650 mln; Armenia - from USD 93mln to USD 217 mln, а Azerbaijan - from USD 133 mln to USD 697 mln.
Researches believe it to be connected with tensions in the region.