Azerbaijan accuses Moscow of arming Armenia since July clashes

22:27 | 29.08.2020
An Azeri presidential aide said on Saturday that Russia has been supplying Armenia with weapons since a clash between the two former Soviet republics in July.


More than a dozen Armenian and Azeri soldiers were killed in July at the border between the two, which have long been at odds over Azerbaijan’s breakaway, mainly ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh.


Russia has called the conflict is a highly sensitive matter.


Hikmet Hajiyev, a senior adviser to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, said Russia has been "intensively arming Armenia” right after the July conflict, with Russian Il-76 strategic airlifters flying towards Armenia after July 17.


The Russian foreign ministry did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.


Russia has a military base in Armenia and considers it to be a strategic partner in the South Caucasus region and supplies it with weapons.


Russia told Azerbaijan that those Il-76 planes were carrying building materials, Hajiyev said, adding that Baku was not satisfied with this answer.
 
(Reuters)

www.anews.az

Новости партнеров

REKLAM

Latest