LT. GENERAL NETKACHEV FINDS THAT STRENGTHENING OF ARMENIAN ARMY POTENTIAL WILL SECURE STABILITY IN REGION

14:10, 30 January, 2013

YEREVAN, JANUARY 30, ARMENPRESS. Finally Russia has turned its face
towards its main strategic partner in South Caucasus - Armenia. The
strengthening of Armenian Army potential is a safeguard of the
stability in the region. Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkachev stated this
in a conversation with "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" and underscored that
this serves to restrain Azerbaijan, which wants to give a military
solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Lt. General Netkachev
noted: "It was a political miscalculation of the Russian side to sell
"Favorite" Anti-Air Defense systems to Azerbaijan instead of Iran. To
be more correct we can call it a "geopolitical mistake". Azerbaijan is
increasing the military budget and this contradicts the interests of
Russia and its partners." Lt. General Netkachev has been the deputy
commander of the Russian army in the South Caucasus more than five
years.

As reports "Armenpress" among other things "Nezavisimaya Gazeta"
states that Moscow is seriously concerned about the Baku statements
in accordance with which the Azerbaijani anti air defense forces have
been commanded to attack the civil aircrafts "in the Azerbaijani air
space". The newspaper notes: "That country considers the heaven of
Nagorno Karabakh to be its own air space." In the Russian expert's
opinion such position may cause war.


From: Baghdasarian