Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Sunday, May 14, expressed confidence in the brilliant future of relations between Russia and Armenia.
“They still develop as a partnership, as an advanced partnership. A special relationship that has deep historical roots. We are convinced that they also have a bright future,” he said in an interview with Russia 1 TV channel.
The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation pointed out that Russia adheres to the tripartite documents signed by Moscow, Yerevan and Baku two years ago, and considers them a non-alternative basis for resolving the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Peskov, in order to reach a settlement, it is necessary to move towards the implementation of the agreements reached then.
Earlier, on May 2, Peskov already stated that the Kremlin welcomes any assistance in resolving tensions between Yerevan and Baku on the basis of bilateral documents that were signed in the fall of 2020.
Meanwhile, on May 11, it became known about the shelling by Azerbaijan from artillery and mortars in the direction of the village of Sotk on Armenian positions. As a result, two Armenian soldiers were injured.
On May 12, it was reported that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces used a drone near Sotk.
Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated against the backdrop of contesting the ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh, which in 1988 announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the military conflict of 1992-1994, Baku lost control over Karabakh.
In the autumn of 2022, the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border worsened. Yerevan and Baku accused each other of the escalation, and also reported deaths on each side.