The National Assembly of Armenia ratified the bill on creating Russian-Armenian Joint Group of Forces on Thursday, during the third session of the four-day sitting.
The measure was adopted with 87 votes in favor and 7 votes against.
To remind, the Russian State Duma ratified the above-mentioned agreement on July 14.
The agreement signed in Moscow on November 30 2016 determines the purpose, the procedure of formation, deployment and operation of the joint group of forces. The alliance is formed in the Caucasian Region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, aimed at timely detecting the possible attacks, maintaining control over the two country’s land borders, as well as taking part in air-defense and information infrastructure protection operations.
Under the deal, the staff of the Joint Group of Forces will be determined by the Russian and Armenian Defense Ministries based on the joint analysis of the military-political situation, as well as the agreed conclusions.
The agreement’s validity period is five years with a possibility of further extension.