Moscow won’t do anything to worsen relations with Baku – official (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 10 February 2016 15:32 (UTC +04:00)

Headline changed, details added (first version posted on 14:31)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10


Russia will not do anything that could worsen relations between Moscow and Baku, Maria Zakharova, a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said responding to a question about the request of the State Duma members about the termination of the agreement between Turkey and Russia.

Russia develops relations with Azerbaijan and it will only focus on what would improve the Azerbaijani-Russian relations, Zakharova said.

A request about the termination of the agreement between Turkey and Russia from 1921 was received by the Foreign Ministry, and we are studying this issue," said Zakharova.

Members of Russia's State Duma (lower house of parliament) Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov (Communist Party faction) sent a letter to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposing to denounce the Moscow Treaty of Friendship and Brotherhood signed on March 16, 1921, by the government of Soviet Russia (RSFSR) and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Izvestia newspaper reported.