Posted 19 октября 2020,, 08:51

Published 19 октября 2020,, 08:51

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Turkish President accused Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

Turkish President accused Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

19 октября 2020, 08:51
At a meeting with Turkish MPs, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally accused several countries, including Russia, of supplying weapons to Armenia. Experts believe that such statements will affect further relations between these countries.

In particular, the charges concerned the OSCE Minsk Group ("Minsk Troika"), which, in addition to Russia, also includes the United States and France, writes Anadolu Ajansı . Erdogan stated that Armenia has repeatedly violated the ceasefire, which the countries agreed on a week ago in Moscow. During the ceasefire, the parties were to exchange prisoners of war and remove the bodies of the dead from the battlefield. However, despite the truce, the Azerbaijani city of Ganja came under fire on the night from Friday to Saturday. The shelling killed 13 people, 52 civilians were injured. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev promised to avenge Armenia for what he had done.

"Erdogan's official accusations against Russia lead to a serious aggravation in relations between Ankara and Moscow, especially since Erdogan did not present any evidence for his accusations", - writes The publication believes that with such a statement Erdogan is trying to justify his arms supplies to Azerbaijan by making them official.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated in late September. Azerbaijan considers this territory its own and is trying to recapture it. Turkey has stated that it will be ready to support Azerbaijan in the struggle for Nagorno-Karabakh.