CSTO Secretary General: Russia considers preserving parity in Caucasus when deciding to sell arms to Azerbaijan
The principle of preserving of the parity in the Caucasus is taken into account when deciding on the sale of Russian arms to Azerbaijan, CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha told journalists on Wednesday on the sidelines od the Forum on 'Politically safe landmarks forming the military component of the CSTO' taking place in Yerevan, News-Armenia reported.
"The Russian Federation is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of weapons in the world. Russia sells weapons and ships it to dozens of countries, including those which are not members of the CSTO. This is business, this is market, this is the economy of the Russian Federation," Bordyuzha said.
According to him, another thing is that when selling weapons to non-members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, preserving parity in the Caucasus is put above all.
"And this main principle was taken into account when making the decision to sell arms to your neighbor," Bordyuzha said.