Russia Does Nothing to Harm Sides of Karabakh Conflict, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Source: Natalia Garnelis/TASS)
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Source: Natalia Garnelis/TASS)

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Source: Natalia Garnelis/TASS)

MOSCOW (Public Radio of Armenia)—Russia is not doing anything that could harm Armenia or Azerbaijan on the issue of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, TASS reports.

“We maintain very close contacts on [the] Nagorno-Karabakh settlement with our Armenian and Azerbaijani colleagues, and we do nothing that could damage the sides,” Zakharova said.

Zakharova replied to a journalist’s request to comment on media reports claiming that during his visit to Yerevan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had allegedly urged a return of some territories to Azerbaijan.

“I can confirm that our position on Nagorno-Karabakh remains invariable,” she said. Highlighting how the matter was discussed at talks in Yerevan on November 9, she referred reporters to comments made by Lavrov himself at a news conference after the talks.

“[The] minister’s comments were rather detailed and were made at an open news conference,” she said.

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