Russia is going to give Armenia another loan for the purchase of quantities of weapons from Moscow. This is with reference to the newspaper “Zhamanak” reports the Agency “news-Armenia”.
the Source indicates that such a move will be the answer of Russia to Azerbaijan, which gives preference to Turkish, Pakistani, Israeli and Belarusian suppliers of weapons, refusing to buy arms from Moscow. “The Russians want to make it clear that if Azerbaijan really wants to check the quality and the effectiveness of Russian weapons, Armenia can demonstrate it”, — wrote the newspaper.
it is Noted that this time the Russian loan will be interest-free. Party operational-tactical missile complexes “Iskander” will be placed on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, according to “Zhamanak”.
Armenian defense Ministry information about the new defense loan from Russia have not denied, transfers “Sputnik of Armenia.” The Agency sources in the military circles said that “the Russian side intends to arm Armenia as long as, in the opinion of the General staff of Russia, will not reach full parity between Yerevan and Baku”. The interlocutors of “Sputnik Armenia” confirmed that Yerevan will buy it “Iskander”. “In the seven-year development plan of the Armenian Armed forces provide for the acquisition of modern and effective systems, and not necessarily that it was “Iskander””, — told the Agency.
In January, the Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan showed arrived in the country, another batch of new military equipment from Russia. The Ministry said that military equipment “has been successfully applied in the course of combat operations” in Nagorno-Karabakh in April 2016. “The destruction of a large number of manpower, equipment and other tools of the enemy showed its high efficiency,” — said the Azerbaijani military.
In December 2017, the Parliament of Armenia ratified the agreement with Russia about granting to Yerevan state export credit in the amount of $ 100 million for financing the supplies of military products of the Russian production. In the same month a law on ratification of agreement on loan was signed by President Serzh Sargsyan.
In February 2016 Moscow has allocated Yerevan state export credit in the lower $ 200 million for the purchase of Russian weapons. These funds Armenia bought launcher rocket system of volley fire “Smerch” and ammunition to it, anti-aircraft missile complexes “Igla-s” and rockets towards him, ground-based electronic intelligence Executive “Avtobaza-M” and other weapons.