Baku Threatens Stepanakert Again

Azeri foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov

BAKU, STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)—Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Thursday once again warned Stepanakert against the planned opening of it airport, reported the APA news agency.

“If airport is commissioned and flights are operated in Nagorno Karabagh it will be detrimental to the peace process,” Mammadyarov told the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort who is visiting Baku.

Meanwhile in Stepanakert, the Head of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Civil Aviation Department Dmitry Atabashian told Armenpress that the opening of the Stepanakert Airport is imminent and is awaiting technical advancement.

Atabashian also added that a number of airline have expressed interest in flying to Stepanakert.

The civil aviation leader said that while the airport will be mainly used for flights to Armenia, other international destinations are being explored.

“As you know, the airport is already being utilized, but flights will launch after we acquire more equipment. Presently we do not possess an anti-icing system to keep the tarmac and runways clear of ice,” explained Atabashian who added that agreements to purchase the needed equipment have already been signed.

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  1. GB said:

    EU asking from Sultan Of The Oil to reduce the oil prices as much as he can, and import their toy guns and fragrances from Italy, France, UK, and Germany, for his beloved Mehraban and his lovely daughters, then they will ask Armenians to delay flight businesses for about another 6 months, and in the meanwhile his faithful doggy bark, as hard as he can to bring Sultan’s attention, that his strong voice is very similar to an Armenian Gampr

  2. john minassian said:

    Elmar Mammadyarov (Borat) is at it again.Maybe Armenian civilian airlines should carry military ECM radar jamming equiptment to protect against missles. Israeli El-Al aircraft already carry such equiptment.

  3. john minassian said:

    If an airline is shotdown, Armenia should attack the Baku oil pipeline and damage the Azeri economy.

  4. Zohrab said:

    Start flights ASAP ignore threats if they move crush them again never to reappear its head again artcakh is liberated it’s over we are not listening to Turkic tunes its over

  5. Ray said:

    Looking forward on flying from Yeravan to Stepanakert this summer and I’m a US citizen so don’t even think about it Baku!

  6. hagop hagopian said:

    So, fatso, it went from shooting down civilian planes to “detrimental to peace process…” HAHAHAHAHA
    hey fatso, time to lose some weight, you’ve been so porked up you remind me of some members of the house, in DC.

  7. Vahan Vanagan said:

    Our question is, Detrimental in what way.
    Artsakh answer for the military way is: Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.

    Azéri Nomads need the courage to act what they think.

    Vahan Vanagan

  8. www.Voskanapat.info said:

    Azeri Turk propaganda fails to explain how civilian planes are different from helicopters. Helicopters have been continuously used by Artsakh for internal and International flights.

    Apparently this does not violate Baku Republic’s “territorial integrity.” Helicopters can land at the airport and any other part of Artsakh and Sultan Aliyev as well as his daddy in the past has no guts to attack them. They know very well that this will be the end of their kleptotribal dictatorship.

  9. Sevag said:

    “If airport is commissioned and flights are operated in Nagorno Karabagh it will be detrimental to the peace process,” Mammadyarov – yeah what peace process? The one that glorifies an axe murderer, the snipers, or a Dictator who uses war rhetoric to remain popular among his people?

  10. John said:

    I just don’t understand Azerbaijan still thinks he won the war this people are mentally challengedeu show them some YouTube video clips maybe this we’ll remind that they lost a WAR if we were going to fight a war win and hand them over the land why did we fight they should of walk away and claim it 20years later

  11. John said:

    I just don’t understand Azerbaijan still thinks he won the war this people are mentally challenged show them some YouTube video clips maybe this we’ll remind that they lost a WAR if we were going to fight a war win and hand them over the lands the. I believe that they should of not
    fight they should of walk away and claim it 20years later

  12. Ray07 said:

    Pay no attention to Baku. They are looking for media coverage so they feel relevant in today’s world. They are only good for oil, nothing else. No history has come about these people. If all they want is war, then we will give it to them (starting with their pipe lines).

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