Yerevan /Mediamax/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that if Russia stops supplying weapons to Armenia and Azerbaijan, other countries will take its place.
“If we consider for a moment that Russia gave up that role, we all will see clearly that such place won’t remain vacant. Weapons will be bought from other countries, and that won’t make weapons less deadly. However, it could ruin the current balance to some extent,” said Medvedev in an interview to Rossiya 1 TV .
According to Medvedev, there’s no certainty that “the entrance of weapons suppliers from other countries into this market will simplify the situation”. He is sure that the situation “will most likely only become more complicated”.
“I believe that weapons can and should be bought to only for use but for being a deterrent, and this is the point that all conflict sides should consider,” said Medvedev.