Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, March 10, will take in Moscow, President Serzh Sargsyan referred to in the announcement published on the official website of the Kremlin. The leader of the countries will discuss various issues, including the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.
“During the upcoming talks will discuss key issues of bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, energy and humanitarian spheres, as well as prospects of development of integration processes in the Eurasian space”, – stated in a press release.
“Special attention will be paid to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement”, – underlined in the message of the Kremlin.
In February came into force the agreement between Russia and Armenia on granting to Yerevan with a government loan of $ 200 million for the purchase of arms. This was the reason for indignation of Azerbaijan, which, note, not less actively cooperates with the Russian side on the part of arms procurement.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has sent the Russian foreign Ministry a note of protest. “The note underlined that Azerbaijan was repeatedly brought to the attention of the international community with irrefutable facts that Armenia purchased weapons and military equipment are deployed on the territory of the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno – Karabakh,” said the Azerbaijani diplomat.
The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh extends from 1988, when the predominantly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous region declared its withdrawal from Azerbaijan SSR. After the hostilities of 1992-1994, Azerbaijan lost control over Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.
As a result, Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence. Since 1992 negotiations on peaceful settlement of the conflict. Azerbaijan insists on preserving its territorial integrity, Armenia occupies the unrecognized Republic.
Note that the agreement on air defence of Russia and Armenia, which borders Turkey, has caused fears of the American side. The ex-the Deputy spokesman of the U.S. state Department, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli saw in the deal a threat from the Russian Federation in Turkey.