Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov assessed the position of the Azerbaijani leadership on the special military operation in Ukraine, reported.

The Russian Foreign Minister said that Russia appreciates Azerbaijan's "balanced and responsible" attitude towards what is happening in Ukraine and "understanding of the circumstances, which have been accumulated in recent years and which have led to the current situation.

He also noted that the existing circumstances refer not only and not so much to the Ukrainian conflict but to the situation in the field of European security, the entire architecture of which, according to Lavrov, in recent years has been systematically destroyed by Western colleagues.