Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, answerd Trend Correspondent to Moscow, during the today annual press-conference with mass media representatives that Russia military presence in Armenia is not aimed against Azerbaijan, Trend Correspondent to Moscow reports. According to him, the Russian military bases in Armenia are those which have been left from the Soviet Union. The Russian President said that Russian soldiers have not left those FSU countries, where authorities did not object it. Mr. Putin gave Tajikistan as an example, and noted that Russia had brought the corresponding legal base in accordance with the corresponding requirements.
The Russian military bases in Armenia are not aimed against any country located in the region, including the interests of Azerbaijan, said Mr. Putin, and emphasized that the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was a matter of these two countries.
According to him, Russia does its best to help both the Azerbaijan and Armenian parties in finding an appropriate resolution of the issue, but that ought to be a consensus of mutual advantage. According to him, Russia cannot impose their decisions to anybody. If we attempt to do it, then we should certainly harm our relations either with the Armenian or Azerbaijani parties, said the Russian President and called up the both parties not to shift off this issue on Russia.