Baku, September 12, AZERTAC
New Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan, Major General Kirill Kulakov was introduced to Azerbaijan`s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov by Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Oleg Salyukov, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.
The defense minister welcomed the guests, and noted that Azerbaijani-Russian cooperation is based on friendly relations and mutual trust.
Colonel General Zakir Hasanov spoke about the operational situation in the Karabakh economic region. He emphasized the recent increase in the number of provocations committed by illegal Armenian armed detachments.
Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Oleg Salyukov expressed his gratitude for the warm reception, and noted that Azerbaijani-Russian bilateral relations are based on historical roots, and the two countries are strategic allies.