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Azerbaijan does not agree to Russia's suggestion to turn Gabala RLS into a military base

  • Saturday, October 6, 12:57

 Azerbaijan doesn't agree with some proposals made by Russian Federation on prolongation of tenancy of Gabala radiolocation station, military source told APA.

Official Baku didn't agree on Russian proposals on changing the status of the station and transformation of it into a military base.  In this case, the station will lose its status as analytic information centre.

The current legislation of Azerbaijan prohibits installation of military bases belonging to any other countries in its territory. At the same time, it contradicts interests of the state.

"Azerbaijan wants to keep the current status of Gabala radiolocation station, as well as to prolong its tenancy by bringing the payment in correspondence with the present time", the statement includes.

According to the military source, the information on that, other countries will refuse to use the station if Russia rejects the prolongation of RLS tenancy is falls. "Russia doesn't seem to reject this station soon. Russians are reinstalling some objects and setting new systems. Gabala RLS stays at the centre of Russian Antiballistic Missile Defense System and it is one of the main elements".

Experts and high-level delegations of the sides are expected to discuss the issues on prolongation of tenancy of Gabala RLS.

To recall, Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan said in an interview with the Russian "Kommersant" that Armenia is ready to discuss with Moscow an issue of building of a new radiolocation station at its territory.

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