Russia and Armenia to prolong the military base in Gyumri

A protocol for prolonging the Russian base in Gyumri was signed during the visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Yerevan. The changes to the protocol apply to the period of the existence of the military base, which was initially for 25 years, starting in 1995. It has now been changed to 49 years, reports Russia-24, citing the Armenian Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandyan.
Some other corrections were also made. The presence of the base now provides protection not only to the interests of Russia, but to the security of Armenia.