The exact date and parameters for the removal of Russian property from Gabala Radar Station are being determined via negotiations between the Russian and Azerbaijani defense ministries, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said at a news briefing today, RIA Novosti reported.
"Negotiations are underway through the defense ministries of the two countries to determine concrete parameters for removing Russian property," he said.
Lukashevich recalled that Russia does not intend to resume talks on renewing its contract at the Gabala Radar Station.
The agreement on the status, principles and operating conditions of the Gabala radar station between the governments of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation expired on December 9, 2012, and the Russian side sent a note halting the operation of the radar station on December 10 last year.
The Gabala radar station located in north-west Azerbaijan was built during the Soviet period as one of the most important elements of the USSR's missile defence system. After Azerbaijan gained independence the radar station became the country's property and Russia continued to use it./Trend/