Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's support for Azerbaijan in the Karabakh conflict “a geopolitical consequence of the collapse of the Soviet Union.”
He told about this on the air of the channel Russia 1.
“Azerbaijan is an independent state and has the right to choose allies as it sees fit,” Putin said.
He also noted that no one, including Armenia, recognized the independence of the so-called. “NKR”.
Thus, according to Putin, Azerbaijan returned the territories, which the international community considers Azerbaijani territory.
He also called the actions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “provocation”, but stressed that Turkey cannot be accused of violating international law.
“It is not my duty to assess Turkey’s actions,” Putin said.
As previously reported, the Turkish parliament supported Erdogan's proposal to bring peacekeepers to Karabakh.