Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Agayeva / The Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan, Vasily Istratov, said on 30 March that Russia attentively approaches the opportunities to transport Turkmen gas via the territory of Azerbaijan. He said that firstly the issue deals with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, as well as potential gas consumers.
According to him, the issue depends on the concrete decision of Turkmenistan regarding what routes are advantageous to export its hydrocarbons. Istratov said that there are four directions for Turkmenistan to export its hydrocarbons and no-one can force them to choose only one of the directions. As regards to Russia, Moscow is not worried by this issue, but pays attention to it.