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Kosachev: Russia will not supply weapons to Azerbaijan in previous volumes

chair of the Russian Federation Council Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. Photo: kommersant.ru

Russian weapons were sold to Azerbaijan under agreements made before April 2016, the chair of the Russian Federation Council Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has announced at a news conference in Yerevan on March 14.

“We must do in accordance with the contracts. According to the information I have now, the future supplies will not be of the same volumes as before. Undoubtedly, we respond to the situation that occurred in April 2016,” Kosachev said.

Answering a reporters’ note that Russia is indignant at Ukraine being sold weapons while it delivers munitions to Azerbaijan worth $5bn being at the same time Armenia’s strategic partner, Kosachev said: “In such cases the matter is about conflicts which are in their hot stage, for instance, in Ukraine, where the weapons are used now. Fortunately, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not in such stage. We all do comprehend that the situation is fraught with danger, and the events of April 2016 are another confirmation of the tragic developments.”

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