ArmInfo.The balance of powers in the region first is endangered by Azerbaijan militaristic aspirations of Azerbaijan and its bellicose policy, Vardan Toghanyan the Ambassador of Armenia to Russia states his opinion.
"The matter is not the quantity of armaments or those quality. The matter is what policy do we implement. Do we carry out the policy of international agreements observance in respect to cease fire and peace or we implement the policy of increasing the military resource? What we see from our opponents is to avoid implementing own obligations in any possible way. First regarding the liabilities of consequent and complete cease fire, which has been reached within great efforts of Russia and which has been worse or better observed during recent years. We see the militarization of Azerbaijan and its cooperation with Russia in this sector, because Baku also cooperates with Russia like we do. We also see Baku's cooperation with other players - Turkey and Israel. We remember what happened a year ago - bloody war with hundreds of dead people, destroyed villages at the border And we remember also what took place not only at the contact line in Nagorno Karabakh, but also at Armenian border, particularly at north-west sectors, which are very far from the territory of Karabakh. We are sure that the sustainability in the region could be kept only within the strictest observance of obligations regarding peace keeping. Armenian President has clearly stated recently that if any threat occurs for our borders or for our citizens - the weapon mentioned will be launched, "Toghanyan said in his interview to Interfax answering the question does the cooperation of Armenia and RF endanger the power balance in the region. Armenian diplomat accentuated that principal ideology of Armenia assumes only peaceful processes, and the solution of the conflict should be only political.
Answering the question are the further supplies of Iskanders possible or those are complete, Toghanyan mentioned that military-technical cooperation with Russia continues, and it began 25 years ago and not today or yesterday. The complexes purchased are on combat duty already. What is to new supplies - this issue has not yet been spoken over. " But I would like to mention once again - the negotiations with Russia are in progress, and we hold talks on rearmament of our military forces. Specialist do their detailed and constant work," the Ambassador mentioned.
At the same time, answering the question is the issue of Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents being discussed nowadays, and should it take place in Russia or in France, the Ambassador mentioned that in recent years the negotiations on Karabakh are being held within the active mediation of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and under the support of Russia. "Most probably, foreign ministers will meet first, and they will prepare the ground for further meetings. It is early to speak about the terms yet," the diplomat summarized.