Baku sends protest note to Moscow over arms supply to Armenia

By Asbarez | Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Azerbaijani military in front of the parliament building in Baku. (Source: AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Azerbaijani military in front of the parliament building in Baku. (Source: AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

BAKU (TASS News) — Azerbaijan has sent a protest note to the Russian Foreign Ministry over the supply of weapons to Armenia, the country’s Foreign Ministry press service head Khikmet Gadzhiev told reporters on Wednesday.

The move comes after Russian side provided Armenian with a state export loan of up to $200 million for financing the delivery of Russian military products.

Gadzhiev said that supplying Armenia with weapons and military equipment “does not facilitate the settlement of the conflict” around Nagorno-Karabakh. In this respect, Baku “is expecting guarantees from the exporting country” that weapons and equipment will not be deployed along Azerbaijan’s border with Armenia or in Nagorno-Karabakh, he noted.

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