Yesterday, there was information that Russia and Turkey have agreed on the issue on Nagorno Karabakh.

I can say that when Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Istanbul at a recent meeting of the World Energy Congress and had bilateral talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is not touched.

Of course, we are interested in Turkey contributed to reach a settlement, but definitely in all documents recorded that the key role played by intermediaries in the form of co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group: it is Russia, USA and France.

In this process there are achievements, first of all, we, our French and American partners, which, incidentally, strongly support Russia.

The question, as you know, difficult.

Are too many contradictions, mutual suspicion.

But, I stress again, we are committed to the leading role of three co-chairs.

All other countries that are part of the OSCE Minsk Group, including Turkey, confirms that they are ready to help.

So any practical arrangements, proposals or initiatives in the framework of the Russian-Turkish dialogue on Nagorno-Karabakh is not discussed.

You said that Turkey could contribute to this.

How do you imagine this? In 2010, Turkey and Armenia signed an agreement to open the border, which have been signed, but then froze.

I am confident that we will achieve progress on the basis of the proposals that generate co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, the border is supposed to unlock, including Armenia's borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia and Turkey.

That is, you still link the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue with Armenian-Turkish relations? We do not impose.

Your known, when Armenia and Turkey began protocols preparation process, we told our Armenian counterparts that we are ready to support it.

We talked about it and with the Armenians and the Turks.

And they both assured us that this will be done regardless of what happens to the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.

As a result, after the protocols were signed (I was present in Zurich at the ceremony), there were problems in the Turkish parliament.

We made sure that our fears were justified.

If suddenly Armenia and Turkey will return to fulfill their agreements, without any connection with the Karabakh conflict, we will be happy.

However, we feel progress in the Karabakh settlement will be the key to Armenian-Turkish relations.

That's life.

So, let's see how things will go, but the fact that Turkey can play a positive role by providing unlocking of Nagorno-Karabakh, unblocking Armenia, ensuring the normal interaction throughout the region – economic, logistic transport, infrastructure – it is, in my opinion, is a very important factor, we always take into account.

About six years ago, during the Russian President's visit to Armenia have been adjusted in the Russian-Armenian treaty of mutual assistance, which includes the protection of borders within the former CIS.

What does "in the former CIS"? That is, not the external and internal boundaries.

We have the main document – the Treaty is the CSTO and its Charter.

Our bilateral agreements with any member of the CSTO can not go beyond the Charter.

This is our principled position, it remains in force.

I hope that everyone will honor their commitments, including those adopted in the framework of the CSTO, and the policy approaches that are consistent and coordinated in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.

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