Moscow supports the steps aimed at normalizing the dialogue between Baku and Yerevan, as well as between Yerevan and Ankara, Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing on Thursday.

“Interaction in the South Caucasus must be developed on the basis of the principles of good-neighborliness, taking into account, of course, the balance of interests of all regional countries,” the spokesperson said. 

“We do not consider it correct to mix the topics concerning the Nagorno-Karabakh region with bilateral relations of Azerbaijan or Armenia with third countries,” Zakharova added. “In this aspect, we view the latest Azerbaijani-Turkish contacts at the highest level. We proceed from the fact that bilateral ties in the region, including those in the military sphere, must not be built against other countries.”