Various rumors have been circulating in foreign and local media outlets in recent days about Azerbaijan having purchased outdated weapons from Russia, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA.
"We officially declare that such reports do not reflect reality and are of provocative nature," the ministry said.
The ministry noted that Azerbaijan pays particular attention to the purchase and acquisition of different types of weaponry from certain manufacturing countries.
"We carefully choose the best, most qualitative and effective military products necessary to increase our combat potential in order to liberate the occupied territories. The new Russian weaponry the Azerbaijani Army now has at its disposal meets the increased requirements for modern weapon systems. These weapons significantly increase the maneuvering and firing capabilities of the military units, particularly of those that perform combat missions at the forefront defense line of our troops,” the ministry added.