Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was expected in Baku on Sunday evening at the start of a short visit to Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani media are reporting the visit but giving no information.
Commonspace.eu however understands that the visit is a follow up on discussions that Russian president Vladimir Putin had in Baku last week with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliev. Putin met his national Security Council on Thursday during which a number of follow-up actions were decided.
phto: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (archive picture).
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