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YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: Sergey Kopirkin, the RF [(Russian Federation)] Ambassador to RA, in a conversation with Zhoghovurd daily, did not comment at all on the matter of whether there is a ban on the sale of weapons by the Russian Federation to Armenia.

As is known, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan spoke (…) about Armenia's problems in acquiring weapons. He said that even the allies are not fulfilling their promises regarding [selling] weapons [to Armenia]. According to him, although Armenia has enough financial resources, not everyone is ready to sell us weapons; that is to say, we have money, but are unable to get weapons.

"We can record that the RA today has all the financial possibilities to acquire the defense weapons and ammunition it needs. But, naturally, not all countries are ready to sell arms to the RA." Regarding this statement of the prime minister, we asked RF Ambassador Sergey Kopirkin whether the RF does not allow Armenia to buy weapons. He noted at the beginning. "I am not authorized to answer that question." To our clarifying question, he neither denies nor confirms; in fact, he noted: "No comment."

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