AZERBAIJAN CONCERNED OVER PRESENCE OF RUSSIAN MILITARIES IN ARMENIAN TERRITORY
July 19 2011
Official Baku is concerned over the presence of the Russian militaries
According to Ekho Moskvy radio station, the statement came from
personal representative of the Azerbaijani president on resolution of
the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, Azerbaijan~Rs
Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov.
He believes that Russia must shift from militaristic to economic
conception of presence in the South Caucasus.
‘Unfortunately, Russia considers it necessary to hold troops
in Armenia. We see less and less grounds for such a militaristic
conception of its presence in the South Caucasus-it is time to change
tanks for tankers that is the military form of presence for economic
form’, he said.
Azimov believes that it is in Russia~Rs interests to persuade Armenia
to accept constructive proposals voiced during negotiations.
Deputy editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy Sergey Buntman will be allowed
to Azerbaijan after Nagorno Karabakh is resolved, Araz Azimov said.
Sergey Buntman has been blacklisted by Azerbaijan for visiting
Nagorno Karabakh and interviewing several high ranking officials of
the separatist regime of the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.