Contents tagged with Azerbaijan

  • Fighting continues on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

    On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, armed clashes with human victims including civilians continue for the fourth day.

    Baku and Yerevan, which have been in conflict since 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR, blame each other for a new outbreak of violence that is gaining momentum despite calls for de-escalation from the West and from the Kremlin.

    TASS reports, citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, three border villages - Agdam, …

  • Belarus to receive first batch of oil from Azerbaijan

    In March, Belarus will receive its first batch of oil from Azerbaijan – 160,000 tons.

    When Russia failed to reach an agreement with its “brother Belarus” on oil prices, it essentially lost this market, and gave Minsk an opportunity to select suppliers independently. As a result, Belarus has been receiving deliveries of black gold from other countries since January, eliminating Rosneft’s monopoly.

    In January, Belarus received its first batch of Norwegian oil through the Lithuanian port of …

  • Ukraine and Azerbaijan pledge to support each other in restoring sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea

    During the meeting in Baku, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev confirmed the immutability of the official position of the two countries on Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea, reports the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "An important topic of today's conversation is regional and national security. First of all, we are talking about the war in eastern Ukraine and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We continue to support each other in restoring the …

  • Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Aliyev and Rouhani postponed

    The meeting on the highest level between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani – has been postponed, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced at a press conference.

    He said that the summit, which was supposed to take place this week, had been delayed “for technical reasons”. The Kremlin spokesperson did not specify a new date for the meeting.

    The summit was scheduled for August 14 in Sochi, Russia. Putin and Aliyev were scheduled …

  • Turkey ready to transport Azerbaijani gas to EU

    All of the transport infrastructure for the Southern Gas Corridor in Turkey has become operational. From 2020, the corridor will enable Azerbaijan to supply Europe with gas without going through Russia. The Azerbaijani state oil and gas company Socar announced on 1 July that the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is completely ready to supply Europe with gas from the giant Shah Deniz 2 deposit in the Caspian Sea.

    The 1,850 km long pipeline will receive gas entering Azerbajian through …

  • Russian National Guard soldiers banned from traveling to 237 countries

    Members of the Novosibirsk Russian National Guard do not have the right to take vacations to Israel or 236 other countries, RBC Novosibirsk reports, citing a publication by the “Ombudsmen Police”.

    The Ombudsmen Police claims to be in possession of a copy of an order signed by police colonel Rovshan Kurbanov, head of the Directorate for Extra-Departmental Safety of Troops of the Russian National Guard in the Novosibirsk Province.

    The order lists the countries and regions that are considered …

  • Hungary hopes to start importing gas from Azerbaijan in 2021

    The press service of the Hungarian government, following the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Parviz Shahbazov, in Baku, announced that Hungary expects to start importing natural gas from Azerbaijan in 2021, writes Deutsche Welle.

    As the Hungarian minister noted, the diversification of gas supply routes is extremely important for Hungary.

    Szijjártó drew attention to the fact that "the conflict between Russia and …

  • Swedish Swedbank suspected of laundering billions of euros including from Russia

    Swedish Swedbank is suspected of systematic money laundering, which lasted for about a decade, and was associated with the Baltic branches of Danske Bank, reports Delfi news portal with reference to the Swedish broadcasting corporation (SVT).

    According to the "Uppdrag Granskning" program, the cash flow between Swedbank and the Baltic branches of Danske Bank was at least 40 billion Swedish krona (5.8 billion euros). Among them, there are transfers from companies that became known due to large …

  • Out of precaution Russia cancels sale of Bal missile systems to Azerbaijan

    The newspaper Kommersant reported that Russia will not sell the Bal-E coastal missile system to Azerbaijan because of the risks it could pose to the Russian ships in the Caspian Sea.

    Russia and Azerbaijan initiated a contract for a small batch of coastal missile systems and several dozen 3M24 missiles (the export version of the Kh-35E), but the contact has never been signed.

    The publication, referring to its own sources, explains that the reason for the failure of the agreement is due to the …

  • Azerbaijan discloses the cost of military equipment purchased from Russia

    Azerbaijan spent more than $5 billion on purchasing military equipment from Russia, said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev following the talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

    “The contracts implemented between Russian and Azerbaijan, or rather, military products Azerbaijan purchased from Russia exceed $5 billion,” Aliyev said.

    In addition, he noted that there is a tendency to increase purchases of military products from Russia since Azerbaijan is modernizing its Armed Forces. …