Օn September 9, Defense Minister of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan received the newly-appointed commander of the Russian peacekeeping troops in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Major-General Mikhail Kosobokov and commander of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia, Colonel Dmitry Ovcharov. Attaché on Defense Affairs of the Russian Embassy in Armenia, Colonel Igor Shcherbakov also took part in the meeting, the Defense Ministry of Armenia reports.
Minister Karapetyan congratulated Major-General Mikhail Kosobokov on appointment and wished success to his peacekeeping mission.
Karapetyan also congratulated Colonel Dmitry Ovcharov on appointment, highlighting the role and significance of the Russian military base in the territory of Armenia.
The Armenian Defense Minister also highly valued Russia’s efforts aimed at stabilizing the military-political situation in the region, as well as the process and efficiency of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Artsakh.
The meeting participants exchanged views on regional security-related issues during their talk.