The CSTO will always welcome cooperation with all the former republics of the Soviet era, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters in Yerevan.
Borisov recalled that all the states of the former Soviet Union were once a single family, they have a lot in common. This also applies to a certain balance of military forces of all former republics.
“Therefore, we are conducting a very balanced and thoughtful policy of military-technical cooperation with all countries and Azerbaijan in particular. Believe me, Russia is not interested in stirring up a conflict but on the contrary, it will contribute in every way to the conflict coming to naught,” Borisov said.
Asked to comment does he exclude granting the status of Azerbaijan despite the fact that Armenia is opposed, Borisov noted that after appropriate discussions, the decision will be adopted in accordance with the charter, rules, and regulations of the organization.