Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Vladmir Filat acknowledged that the sale of arms to Armenia was a wrong political move and apologized to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Moldova’s Ambassador in Baku Igor Bodiu told 1news.az.
The diplomat stated that Chișinău really did sell $3 million USD worth of weapons to Armenia, and called this fact a “wrong political move”. At the same time, he stressed that “there are no international sanctions prohibiting the sale of arms to Armenia”.
“Both Moldova and Azerbaijan are members of GUAM [Organization for Democracy and Economic Development of four post-Soviet states: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova], and we hope that this fact will not damage our relations. Moldova has set up two commissions which are investigating the incident. Once again let me say, it was the wrong political move,” said Bodiu.
Moldnews recalls that earlier Vlad Filat said he knew nothing of the sale of missile and artillery systems to Armenia — despite the fact that his signature is on the sale documents.