Deputy FM comments on prices of Russian weapons acquired by Armenia

Panorama, Armenia
Sept 10 2019

The Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has no provision banning arms sales to a non-CSTO country engaged in a conflict with a member state of the organization, Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told lawmakers on Tuesday.

His comments came in response to a question of MP Mikayel Melkumyan about the possible restrictions to be imposed on weapon sales of Russia and Belarus to Azerbaijan.

In the meantime, Kocharyan said there is a CSTO clause allowing its member states to acquire the same weapons at lower prices than non-CSTO countries and Armenia makes use of it.

“We have such a provision both with Russia and within the framework of the CSTO,” he said, adding Armenia buys weapons from Russia at much more affordable prices that the third countries. 

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Deputy FM comments on prices of Russian weapons acquired by Armenia

Panorama, Armenia
Sept 10 2019

The Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has no provision banning arms sales to a non-CSTO country engaged in a conflict with a member state of the organization, Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told lawmakers on Tuesday.

His comments came in response to a question of MP Mikayel Melkumyan about the possible restrictions to be imposed on weapon sales of Russia and Belarus to Azerbaijan.

In the meantime, Kocharyan said there is a CSTO clause allowing its member states to acquire the same weapons at lower prices than non-CSTO countries and Armenia makes use of it.

“We have such a provision both with Russia and within the framework of the CSTO,” he said, adding Armenia buys weapons from Russia at much more affordable prices that the third countries. 

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