Newsfeed

EOC President: Presence of Armenia at inaugural European Games in Baku demonstrates how sport can give a lead to politicians

Elmar Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan will settle Nagorno Karabakh conflict in any case

Edward Nalbandian on Riga Summit: Armenia's Expectations Delivered

Aliyev: Azerbaijan Aspires to Resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh in Accordance with International Law

Armed forces of Azerbaijan fired over 3,500 shots at Karabakh positions on May 17-23

Azeraijan's vetoing the Riga Summit declaration was a senseless and shortsighted step, Martin Schulz says

Russia and Azerbaijan to Discuss Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Edward Nalbandian: Azerbaijan again Left Isolated in Respect of Support to the Mediation Efforts by the Co- Chairs of the Minsk Group

Armenian National Congress calls on the citizens to join the campaign against rising energy costs on May 27

Armenia's simultaneous cooperation with NATO and CSTO creates no problems, a German official says

Orange Foundation continues community development projects in Syunik region

"Rusastanyan 20" and "Rusastanyan 35" Beeline services available for postpaid subscribers

American Congressman: Menace of Terrorism and Radical Islam might Unite Armenians and Azerbaijani

Diplomatic source: Final declaration of Riga summit should be a consensus document that would refer to the views of Armenia and Belarus

"No to Robbery" to hold a motor rally on May 23

Belgian prime minister says Armenian Genocide did happen and no one in Belgium thinks differently about it

VTB Bank (Armenia) offers "Super-rate" offer - conscientious borrowers regain 10% of the loan interest paid

"Eastern Partnership" Declaration Unanimously Adopted with only UN Countries Endorsing the Wording on "Annexation of Crimea"

Latvian FM says Armenia and Azerbaijan can claim visa liberalization with EU, if they meet all the necessary requirements

European Commissioner: Cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Azerbaijan to open up new opportunities for Karabakh conflict settlement

OSCE Planned Monitoring: Azerbaijan fails to lead monitoring mission to frontline

William Lahue: NATO's Cooperation with Partners not Against Russia's Interests

ESCAP Forecasts 0.9% Growth of Armenia's Economy and 4.7% of Inflation

President of Armenia: Nagorno Karabakh has no relation whatsoever to Azerbaijan's territorial integrity

Conditioned by Wording on Artsakh Azerbaijan Refused to Sign "Eastern Partnership" Declaration

Ara Nranyan stresses the need to avoid unreasonable stimulation of import and regressive closure of markets

The Number of Operating Air Carriers in Armenia Decreased from 35 to 27 since the "Open Skies" Policy Implementation

30 people interrogated under case of attempted assassination of Syunik Governor

Edward Sharmazanov: Genocide of Armenians, Pontics and Assyrians is a Disgraceful Page of Human History

Armenian-German Forum has been Launched in Bundestag

Ashot Ghulyan Re-elected as Speaker pf Artsakh Parliament

South Caucasus Railway launches sale of Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan tickets

Businessman Tigran Karapetyan to Bring Suit against Adviser to Syunik Governor for Slander

Azerbaijan Trying to Hinder the NATO Seminar in Yerevan

Armenian Government Endorsing a Draft Document with Microsoft

German Chancellor says Germany respects Armenia's point-of-view

Human rights defender: To fight tortures of suspects, legislative reform is needed in Armenia

Polish MP says friendly relations with Armenia have always been important to Poland

Oppositionist slams Prosecutor General for concealing Syunik Governor's crimes

Armenian delegation participates in NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels

European Organizations to Allocate about 8.07 Mln EUR to Armenia for Garbage Collection

Reuters: As Armenia and Belarus refuse to sign up the statement on Crimea, EU diplomats say compromise text would be put to them

Dunja Mijatovic: In Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus freedom of media under threat

Shootings Towards Syunik Governor's Car

On May 21 Serzh Sargsyan Will Leave for Latvia to Participate in the Riga Summit

Armenia among Eurovision finalists

Howard Stevenson: We believe investments like Amulsar will be key to raising the bar

VTB Bank (Armenia) funds construction of Progress Agro greenhouse facility

U.S. Ambassador Marks International Day Against Homophobia

"Ecotomato" Company's New Greenhouse was Opened with Financial Support from VTB Bank (Armenia)

Expert: There is a serious disbalance between the official figures published by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia and the true volumes of weapon delivery

  • by David Stepanyan

  • Thursday, June 26, 16:27

There is a serious disbalance between the official figures published by Armenia, Azerbaijan and the key weapon supplier to the Karabakh conflict zone Russia, and the true volumes of weapon delivery, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute, Sergey Minasyan, told Arminfo correspondent. 

"According to the official report of Russian Federation to the UN Register of Conventional Arms for 2013, we have got an impression that  Russia exported more military equipment to Armenia than to Azerbaijan. This happened in the conditions of the announced many billion contracts with Baku. However, the analysis of the report gives quite another situation, as only the listing of the number of weapon exported by Russia to Armenia and Azerbaijan does not reflect the true sight of the available military balance between Armenia, Karabakh and Azerbaijan, especially if we take into account the fact that Russia's report is demonstration of kind will but not a judicially obligatory act", - he said. 

He also emphasized that Baku has been striving to seriously activate the military and technical relations with Russia for the last years. So, if in 2007=2011 the share of Russia in the military and technical import of Azerbaijan was 55%, of Ukraine - 34% and Belarus - 5%; in 2011-2014 the share of Russia grew even more. However, parallel to this, Moscow goes on delivering the compensating number of armament to Armenia with a purpose, not to let displacement of the military and technical balance in the Karabakh conflict zone.  And when Russia started implementing the contracts with Azerbaijan on delivery of the new lots of weapon, it has also started the delivery of certain types of weapon to Armenia too. 

According to the official report of Russia to UN Register of Conventional Arms for 2013, Russia delivered to Azerbaijan 10 tanks ’-90‘, 10 Infantry Combat Vehicles-3, 25 helicopters, and 438 artillery systems. As for Armenia, in 2013 Russia delivered to Armenia 35 tanks  ’-72ЃЊ, 110 Infantry combat Vehicles -2, Armoured Vehicles -80, as well as 50 ballistic missile launches and 200 ballistic missiles. 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields
Most commented