Contents tagged with Azerbaijan

  • 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. …

  • Azerbaijan launches alternative pipeline to Turkish Stream

    On Tuesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a project intended as an alternative to the South Stream and Turkish Stream, which will supply the EU with 10 billion cubic meters of gas.

    During the opening ceremony at the Sangachal Terminal, Aliyev turned the key, giving a symbolic beginning to the pumping of gas into the pipe, Interfax reports.

    The €40 billion EU-approved project will pump gas originating in the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea …

  • Azerbaijan receives new batch of military equipment from Russia

    On 19 January another batch of new military equipment was delivered from Russia, as stated on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

    “A large batch of modern military equipment and ammunition delivered by sea from Russia to the port of Baku will be soon transferred to military units stationed at the front lines”, — the Ministry said.

    The Ministry stated that the deliveries of modern military equipment to Azerbaijan from the Russian Federation continue under the …

  • Iranian President Rouhani stated that payments with Russia will be made in local currency

    Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan can switch to transactions in national currency, stated the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, at the press conference in Tehran, TASS reported.

    As a result of the trilateral summit, the countries are also planning to create a customs corridor and comply with common customs standards. "During the Tehran summit, we talked about cooperation in the banking sector and the use of national currencies in trade between the three countries to use our national currencies both …

  • Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey launch new railroad linking to Europe and China, bypassing Russia

    Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey held an official event to open a new railroad, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. The new route passes through the three countries and provides passenger and freight railroad transit between Europe and China surpassing Russia and Armenia.

    The opening event took place in Alat, Azerbaijan, a village in a remote part of the Baku capital suburb, 70 kilometers southeast of the city. The ceremony was attended by top leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey and the prime ministers of …

  • Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova sign cooperation agreement in Tbilisi

    The Foreign Ministers of the GUAM countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) have signed a joint communiqué on their readiness to continue close cooperation, Interfax reports.

    The signing took place on Sunday, October 8, in Tbilisi. The special meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CMFA) of GUAM was devoted to the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization. According to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, they discussed prospects for further …

  • Ukraine and Azerbaijan imposed a ban on imported goods from Nagorno-Karabakh and the Donbas

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan, Alexander Mishchenko, stated that Ukraine and Azerbaijan agreed to disallow the import of goods from the Donbas and Nagorno-Karabakh without formal approval, Nova Epoha reported.

    “During the visit of Petro Poroshenko to Baku, the Presidents of both countries gave instructions to the Heads of customs agencies of Ukraine and Azerbaijan to meet and discuss the issue of passage of goods imported from the occupied territories of both countries,” Mishchenko …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador in Baku asks Azerbaijan to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Azerbaijan and Ukraine will discuss issues of expanding military-technical cooperation, Interfax-Azerbaijan reported, quoting Ukraine’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Alexander Mishchenko.

    “The meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on military-technical cooperation is coming up shortly. A large delegation will come to Baku. Deep cooperation in the military-technical area is an indicator of relations,” Mishchenko said. “If, in the early 1990s, Ukraine provided assistance to Azerbaijan in the …

  • Ukraine began to receive Azerbaijani oil

    In late December, the Kremenchuk Oil Refinery Ukrtatnafta received its first cargo of Azeri Light crude oil with a volume of 80 thousand tons, according to its website. “In general, Ukrtatnafta plans to receive a total 1.3 million tons of oil in 2017,” the report stated.

    According to Interfax-Ukraine, the first cargo of Azeri Light crude was received by transshipment in Odessa via railway transport. After replacing Urals oil with Azeri Light in the Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline, the raw oil …