Russia’s RT releases footage about Azerbaijani army (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 14
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan’s army owns the most expensive military equipment in the region, according to a footage prepared by the Russian news channel RT.
Azerbaijan has increased its military budget by 20 times since early 2000s. Baku buys weapons produced by Russia, Israel and Turkey, according to RT.
The Azerbaijani army is constantly combat ready because of the unsettled Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia, the RT reported.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.