Baku alarmed at possible Russian arms transfer to Armenia

Interfax, Russia
May 20 2005

BAKU. May 20 (Interfax-Azerbaijan) - Baku is alarmed by the
announcement made by Russian chief of staff General Yury Baluyevsky
that some of the weaponry from Russian military bases in Georgia will
be transferred to Armenia, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told
reporters on Friday.

Azimov said that in the past, Russia diverted some of its weaponry
withdrawn from Georgia to Armenia.

"This greatly worries us and we would not want Russia to take this
step again," he said.

"Our concern stems from the need to take into account the extremely
sensitive situation in the region and the atmosphere of regional
security and stability," he said.