MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The situation in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh may get complicated if Azerbaijan and Armenia get new arms suppliers, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.
"I am not sure that the arrival of new arms suppliers to this market would ease the situation. I think that the situation is most likely to become more complicated," Medvedev said during an interview on the Vesti v Subbotu program on the Rossiya television channel.
On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russian arms deliveries to Azerbaijan are being implemented according to the existing contracts between the two countries.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in 1988, when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before proclaiming independence after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991.