Monday, August 11, 2008

Russian forces seize Senaki air base in Western Georgia

Russian forces, probably the airborne troops which were deployed to Abkhazia yesterday, have seized the Senaki air base (42°16′8″N 42°4′045″E) 40km away from the Abkhaz border. This military airport with its 2'400m (click on photo for better view) long runway will be able to accommodate any type of Russian fixed and rotary wing aircraft and will enable the Russian forces to establish a convenient forward HQ.