Sergy Stepashin is not authorized to make any statements in regard to the contiguous states and the statements made by him in Erevan are вЂњprovocationsвЂќ, the former state advisor of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s President on foreign policy issues, the political scientist Vafa Guluzade commented on the statement of the chairman of the RussiaвЂ™s Chamber of Accounts Sergey Stepashin about the necessity to give Russia вЂњcomplete and comprehensive information on the possible deployment of the American radar stations on the territory of AzerbaijanвЂќ.
В"Such statements are aimed at deterioration of the Azerbaijani-American mutual relations. Azerbaijan is an independent state, but not the colony of Russia and has the full right to develop cooperation with the USAвЂќ, the former state advisor of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s President said.
Director of political innovations and technologies centre Mubariz Ahmedoglu stated, in his turn, that Azerbaijan must not inform any state about placement of military facilities on its territory. В"While concluding the agreement on leasing the Gabala Radar station with Moscow, the official Baku did not coordinate its positions with Washington. The same refers to Russia in the issue of stationing the American radar stationsВ", Ahmedoglu noted, saying, the above-mentioned radar stations pursue the goal of strengthening the countryвЂ™s borders, both in the south direction and in the Caspian Sea.
В"A short-sighted move, aimed at temporary appeasement of the official ErevanвЂќ called the statement by Stepashin the political analyst Zardusht Alizade. According to him, Russia does not need any information on stationing of any facilities on the territory of Azerbaijan.
В"Moscow has enough information on the subject. Even more so, the most powerful radar station in the region, the Gabala RLS operates in the north of Azerbaijan and the weak American stations could not compare with itвЂќ, the political analyst said in the end.