Russia is a neighbor of the South Caucasus region, and therefore statements about whether Russia is turning its back on the region or on Armenia are nothing but speculations. Sergey Kopirkin.
According to him, it is very important for Russia for the South Caucasus to be a peaceful, axis-free region that will contribute to regional and international economic processes.
"This is very, very important, of vital importance for Russia," the ambassador emphasized.
And regarding the Haykakan Zhamanak daily’s recent article, the Russian diplomat reminded that the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, had made a certain comment.
"What can I add to that?" asked Kopirkin rhetorically.
The Haykakan Zhamanak daily—which is affiliated with Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan's family—had run an article citing an anonymous source, in which the infamous "Lavrov Plan" was noted, as well as Russia's interest in passing the southern regions of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) under the control of Azerbaijan. It emphasizes that Russia is the beneficiary of the Azerbaijani corridor expected to pass through the territory of Armenia. But Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president, had called this article "nonsense."