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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Supplies of Russian weapons to Armenia and Azerbaijan form a balance securing the region from military escalation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.
"When we supply weapons [to Armenia and Azerbaijan - TASS], we are sure there is certain balance and this balance is a deterring factor keeping the conflict from growing into warfare. As soon as we go away from there, as soon as we stop being a military technical partner of both Armenia and Azerbaijan, guys who are more ‘sophisticated’ in politics will immediately show up there and will stage a real bloodbath there," Rogozin said in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station.
"It is not weapons that shoot, it is people who shoot," he said, adding that the demagogy over this issue arousing after the aggravation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is regrettable.
"Let us imagine we are scaling down military technical cooperation with any of these countries [Armenia or Azerbaijan - TASS], the Americans and NATO will get there immediately," he noted.
"It has become ever clearer that it is necessary to finally settle the so-called frozen conflicts as they occasionally get unfrozen," Rogozin said when asked which conclusions could be drawn after the latest aggravation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the Russian deputy prime minister, shooting was reported along the line of engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh every day. "Apparently, this burst of violence stemmed from this routine bloodshed," he said, adding that it is necessary to get back to the peace process.