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If Karabakh conflict resumes,102nd Russian base may intervene - Commander

In case Azerbaijani leadership decides to restore jurisdiction over Nagorno-Karabakh by force, the Russian #102 base in Armenia may enter confrontation in accordance with treaty obligations of Russia within CSTO, Russian commander said.

In an exclusive interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, commander of the military base, Colonel Andrey Ruzinsky confirmed presence of Smerch multiple rocket launcher in the territory of Armenia.

The peculiarity of the combat strength of the Russian military base in Armenia is an anti-aircraft missile battalion, equipped with S-300V surface-to-air missile systems, missile battalion which is equipped with systems Buk-M1-2, Smerch artillery battery and an air base with a squadron of MiG-29 combat aircrafts.