Aide to Putin: Russia is in close contact with Azerbaijan and Armenia
“The Russian Federation is extremely worried about the escalation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, we call on the parties to show restraint and observe the ceasefire regime,” said Yuri Ushakov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation in charge of foreign policy, Paralel.Az’s Moscow correspondent reports.
"Of course, we are extremely concerned about the escalation of the situation in certain areas of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border," Ushakov noted.
He recalled that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin at night: "We call on both Azerbaijan and Armenia to exercise restraint, to strictly observe the ceasefire regime and generally to follow the well-known tripartite statements of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia."
Ushakov also said that the Russian Federation is in close contact with Azerbaijan and Armenia on both diplomatic and military lines: "We are now in constant close contact with Baku and Yerevan on both diplomatic and military lines."
He added that the conversation between the Russian and Azerbaijani presidents in Samarkand will be important considering the tension that has occurred.