Sarkisian Deplores Russian Arms Sales to Baku, During Talks in Germany

President Serzh Sarkisian with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
President Serzh Sarkisian with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President Serzh Sarkisian with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

BERLIN (Combined Sources)—President Serzh Sarkisian, who is on an official visit to Germany, said during a press conference after meeting with that country’s chancellor Angela Merkel that Russia’s sale of weapons to Azerbaijan was deplorable.

“It’s deplorable that not only Russia but also other CSTO member states sell weapons to Azerbaijan, but we have limited abilities to influence such decisions,” said Sarkisian, adding that “Azerbaijan possesses better weapons which proved to be operable, but power is not entirely about the modernity of weapons. True power is the Armenian and Karabakh people’s determination to protect their homeland at any cost.”

“Back in January, Germany expressed its support to the proposal to implement a mechanism of investigation of border incidents. Armenia backs the implementation of this mechanism, as well as the withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact,” said Sarkisian, adding that Azerbaijan has always refused any confidence-building measures and pursued different objectives.

“The objectives were finally revealed the night of April 2. Ignoring the calls of the international community for peace, Azerbaijan started large-scale military actions all along the Nagorno Karabakh line of contact in what was the worst clash ever since the 1994 ceasefire agreement. As a result Azerbaijan turned the region into a hot spot threating the security of Europe,” added Sarkisian.

“The people of Karabakh do not want war. What they want is one simple thing – the right to determine their future, they want to live in a democratic country, and expect the international community to recognize this right,” said the president

Merkel said, in turn, that “as a country presiding over the OSCE, Germany is ready to help the OSCE Minsk Group solve the issue, to play a constructive role. She also stressed the important of returning to the negotiation table as soon as possible.

Sarkisian thanked Germany and Merkel for their consistent support to the development of Armenia-EU relations.


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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Deplorable to say the least. Especially coming from someone we worship as the one and only savior of the Armenian nation.

  2. Vindicated Man said:

    I had a much higher opinion about Russia. But things are so trivial, however. Have they adopted the law on the Genocide denial? No, they are still ‘thinking’. Have they denounced the Treaty of Moscow? No, they are still ‘thinking’. Do they know how much damage they have caused instead, by selling arms to Axerbaijan? No, they are still ‘thinking’.

  3. Raffi said:

    Only Democracy in Azerbaijan can solve this problem, while corrupt dictator Alyev and his families are in power, it is very slim the chance of peaceful solution.

  4. Satenik said:

    Merkeloghloo has been the biggest traitor to her country. I would not take her words seriously at all. She has millions of Turks living in Germany and is asking Germans to adapt to their lives and culture and not the other way round. Merkel is the biggest destroyer of Europe!!!!!!

  5. Satenik said:

    Russia selling arms to the Turks….well one day,they will be at the receiving end of it….be careful Russia ..these arms you sold to the treacherous Turks can be used against your own people too….but I guess they know that despite all your “might” you have become a toothless lion now….after all what was your response to Turkey when the brought down your plane?-zilch! !!!!!!

  6. Tavit said:

    Who needs an enemy when we have a friend like Russia? This is not the 1st time in our Armenian History that Russians stabbed the Armenians from behind. I cannot equate Russia to Turks, but they are close to it. I admit, Russia did not commit Armenian Genocide yet, but they are helping the Azerbaijani Turks to commit a new Armenian Genocide. I hope the Russians will prove me that I am mistaken, but I doubt.

    • Raffi said:

      Russia should chose between Azerbaijan and Armenia, he can’t have both ways

  7. Alex Postallian said:

    The height of hypocrisy,acting like they really cared about Armenia,ole dutch and the other countrys know jerky turkey is a COWARD,but they been blinking,ignoring the animal behavior….Germany especially,in WW1jerkey was part of germany/Austria,the axis,after jerkey got beaten on two fronts they,they coward,on their knees like beggars,joined the Allies…..After ole dutch (merkle) let a mob of jerks,into her country,FOR CHEAP LABOR… she resents this action…The jerks aren’t the easiest people to get along with,after supporting maniacal leaders.