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 military sector, then today, Kyiv asks Baku to supply some types of weapons to Ukraine.”

Mishchenko went on to state that, “Military-technical cooperation has always been one of the main components of our cooperation. Today, we ask Azerbaijan for assistance in supplying some types of military equipment.”

In the summer of 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko paid an official visit to Azerbaijan. President Poroshenko stated during negotiations with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev that Ukraine doesn’t acknowledge the legitimacy of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic or its independence from Azerbaijan.

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