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Sticking to Your Guns: Moscow's Arms Shipments to Baku are Above Board

Sputnik News

16:26 08.04.2016(updated 17:07 08.04.2016)

Dmitry Rogozin said that in the wake of conflict escalation in Azerbaijan's disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian arms deliveries to Azerbaijan are being implemented as stipulated by the existing contracts between the two countries.

BAKU (Sputnik) – Russian arms deliveries to Azerbaijan are being implemented as stipulated by the existing contracts between the two countries, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday, in the wake of conflict escalation in Azerbaijan's disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Rogozin arrived in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, earlier in the day, as a part of a delegation led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

"[Deliveries go] in accordance with contracts. Both [Armenia and Azerbaijan] are our strategic partners," Rogozin told reporters.

The latest violence in the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, mostly inhabited by Armenians, intensified on April 2, leading to multiple casualties before Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a shaky ceasefire deal three days later. Both sides have since blamed each other for multiple ceasefire violations.

On Wednesday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said that Russia would remain Armenia's strategic partner despite Moscow's deliveries of arms to Azerbaijan.

Sputnik



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