BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his disapproval of Russian arms supplies to Armenia this week, while holding a telephone meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. on Wednesday.

According to the Tass News Agency, Aliyev expressed his country’s “concern about  military shipments from Russia to Armenia.”

The press office of the President of Azerbaijan stated: “Ilham Aliyev indicated that the volume of military shipments that were delivered immediately after the armed clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border (in July) from Russia to Armenia using the airspace of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, exceeded 400 tons, and stressed that the main purpose of his phone call is to clarify this problem. ”

The press office said that Aliyev “drew the attention of the Russian {resident to the fact that the intensity of military shipments from Russia to Armenia after July 17 until now, after the end of the clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani borders, raises the concern of the Azerbaijani people and their serious questions.”

The press office indicated that during the conversation that took place on the initiative of the Azerbaijani side, the two parties also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, and expressed their common desire to further strengthen the Azerbaijani-Russian partnership in all fields.

The Kremlin press office said on Wednesday, that the two leaders exchanged views during the conversation on regional issues in the context of the escalation of the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian borders in July.

The press office added that the Russian side stressed the importance of preventing any action that would escalate tension in the region.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan were involved in a fierce battle along their border, beginning on July 12th; this culminated in 18 deaths, including 12 Azerbaijani soldiers.

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-14 07:40

The Russian move was predictable after Ankara had sounded its new war drums in the Armenian-Azeri conflict. Russia has a defence treaty with Armenia. And the Kreml has no interest in outsiders destabilising the situation in the Caucasus by sending drones and other stuff. So they send 400 tons to balance that.

Daeshbags Sux
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2020-08-14 20:25
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Do you remember what I wrote a few years ago herein, when I pointed that when playing everybody, each against the other, you ALWAYS end with everybody turning against YOU?
Well, I think this is at work… With Russian army doing drills in Volgograd, it smells very bad for Azerbaijan… This is called betting on the wrong horse.

zman
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zman
2020-08-14 15:38

….but arms from Turkey to Azerbaijan is OK.

Vince Dhimos
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Vince Dhimos
2020-08-13 20:42

You’re concerned, Mr. Alijav? Have you fogotten that YOU are the aggressor?

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-14 20:19

Ilham Aliyev should better be concerned about actual Ru-army manoeuvres around Volgograd : last time they did manoeuvres there, they invaded South-Ossetia as a follow-up🤣 Since Armenia is a CSTO country (Russian “NATO”), Ilham Aliyev should better assert what the consequences of a war against Armenia would be… As for Cyprus with EU, as for Armenia with Russia, none can afford to let down even the smallest country of its “sphere” or it’d end losing any credibility with the members, even if the volume of the trades Turkey does with either the EU or Russia is bigger than Greece+Cyprus or… Read more »