“The stance of Russia and other countries, which support the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, was that these protocols had to be ratified without preconditions,” the minister said replying to a question about Moscow’s possible assistance following the improvement of relations with Ankara.
Nalbandyan said Moscow’s stance was reflected in numerous statements.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia was ready to help normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey. “Both before and after the signing of the protocols we called for the Armenian-Turkish dialogue to continue,” he said.
However, he believes that the final say belongs to Armenia and Turkey.