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Azerbaijan Concerned By Russian Arms Delivery To Armenia

BAKU -- Azerbaijan's Foreign Affairs Ministry is expressing concern over the delivery of Russian military equipment and ammunition to Armenia, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.

The ministry said in a statement that the delivery will increase the military potential of a country holding some of Azerbaijan's territory and will allow Yerevan an opportunity to "continue the occupation."

The arms shipment is reportedly worth some $800 million.

The ministry said that along with breaching UN resolutions, "Russia has broken its commitment not to contribute to the continuation and strengthening of the occupation of Azerbaijani territory."

The ministry says the arms deal puts "a special responsibility" on Russia for the development of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.