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Russians supplied arms to Armenia during 2020 war

Azerbaijani President Aliyev said his country sent letters to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, pleading to stop Russian planes carrying weapons during Nagorno-Karabakh war

The Azerbaijani president on Friday alleged that the weapons were transported from Russia to Armenia through Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran during the second Nagorno-Karabakh war fought in 2020.

Speaking at an international conference held at ADA University, in Baku, Aliyev talked about the developments after the war.

Claiming that Armenia wanted to draw Russia into the war, by manipulating the Collective Security Treaty Organization many times, Aliyev said it did not succeed, but the weapons were regularly transported from Russia to Armenia during the war.

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He noted that weapons were sent to Armenia from Rostov and Mozdok, saying Baku had asked Georgia to block its airspace and land route to prevent the transportation of weapons from Russia to Armenia. He said Georgia acted upon the request.

He said the letters were also sent to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, pleading with them not to allow Russian cargo planes to carry weapons using their space.

He, however, said that weapons continued to be transported to Armenia through these countries.

Stressing that Azerbaijan actively promoted peace and cooperation in the Caucasus, the president noted that Armenia’s acceptance of the five principles proposed by Azerbaijan for the peace agreement and the decision to establish a joint commission for the determination of borders were positive developments after the 2020 war.

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Aliyev emphasized that he hopes that Armenia finally understands the importance of peace after the Karabakh War, adding if a peace agreement is signed and the five principles are implemented, there will be a long-term and sustainable peace in the Caucasus.

Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk