Russian arms from Georgia will be under Russian jurisdiction

June 2 2005

BAKU. June 2 (Interfax) - Russian Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan Pyotr
Burdykin on Thursday handed over an official answer from the Russian
Foreign Ministry to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry to Baku's note
expressing its concern about the redeployment of some weapons from
the Russian military bases in Georgia to Armenia.

"The [response] note reads that the matter can only imply the transfer
[of weapons] from one Russian military base to another rather than
their transfer to Armenia," Burdykin said commenting on reports
alleging that Russian weapons could be passed to the Armenian armed
forces' disposal.

"This is absolute invention, this is just impossible," he said.