Putin: Country like Azerbaijan able to buy arms anywhere
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 10
A country like Azerbaijan is able to buy arms anywhere, said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
He made the remarks Aug. 10 at a joint conference with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan commenting on the question of an Armenian journalist about the arms supply to Azerbaijan and Armenia.
“As for weapons, we have a work program with Armenia,” noted Putin. “Armenia is a member of the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization]; we have mutual commitments, and Russia always adheres to and fulfills its commitments.”
The Russian president added that any country can buy almost any weapon in the modern weapons market.
“A country like Azerbaijan – an oil-producing country, a country with the rapidly growing economy, with a sufficiently large volume of gold and currency reserves – is, of course, able to buy it anywhere,” said Putin.
He also noted that the existing problems should be solved by peaceful means.