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Seyran Ohanyan: There will be no new dismissals in Armenia's defense system

Seyran Ohanyan: There will be no new dismissals in Armenia
There will be no new dismissals in defense system of Armenia, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan who is in Moscow for attending the 5th International 
conference on security issues, told "Azatutyun" radio station.

He also added that he has not met with Azerbaijani counterparts and no negotiations are planned with them "till they are firing".

Touching upon relations with Russia, the minister noted that they remain friendly as before and nothing has changed. The minister 
informed that currently they work to deliver the purchased weapons to Armenia as soon as possible. 

To note, under the agreement on provision of a 200 mln USD loan to Armenia, the Armenian armed forces will acquire 9K58 "Smerch" 
multiple artillery rocket systems with ammunition, "Igla-S" surface-to-air missile systems, "Avtobaza-M" passive 
signals-intelligence systems, TOS-1A "Solntsepyok" flame throwers, "Tigr" all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles, "Konkurs-M" anti-tank 
missile systems, RPG-26 anti- tank rocket launchers, KamAZes, as well as communications equipment and engineering equipment.  The agreement 
of Russia's concessional loan was signed in 2015. Armenia will start repaying the loan at the annual interest of 3% in 2018 in terms of 
Russian rubles within 10 years. The prepayment will total just 10%.  Actually, the two Armenians republics can buy an endless amount of 
weapons from Russia for $200mln considering the continuous devaluation of the Russian ruble and Armenia's CSTO membership. 
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