A 10% increase in Azerbaijan’s military budget this year poses a certain threat, Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan told reporters.
“Threats are permanent, and we are ready for them. We are always ready to act in the most difficult situation,” the Minister said. Armenia is not engaged in arms race. “We oppose the quality and efficiency of our armed forces to this,” Ohanyan said. On the other hand, he said, Armenia attaches high importance to arms, and a relevant concept is ready. “Armenia is doing its best not to lag behind,” Ohanyan said.