Russian President Vladimir Putin's maintenance of friendly relations with Baku and Yerevan helped reach peace agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh. The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" program on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.
"Maintaining good and constructive relations based on mutual respect with both Baku and Yerevan allowed Putin to mediate in this settlement (the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh - TASS)," he said.
Peskov said that in order to stabilize the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Putin "spent many days with a telephone in his hand" and personally controlled the situation. In addition, Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. "Some of these conversations [with Erdogan] you can record according to the president's press service, but by no means all of them," the spokesman added.
"In 2020, active hostilities in Europe, right near our borders, is something that, of course, the global community should not allow. In this case, Putin's responsible position, his efforts to stop it, they are, of course, expensive, it is very difficult to overestimate," Peskov stressed.
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