ArmInfo. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov refused to forecast the outcome of today's meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Azerbaijani President Ilham Iliev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
"No, there can be no forecasts," a Kremlin spokesman said in response to a question from TASS. He also did not answer the question whether the Kremlin expects to reach any agreements. "Let's wait for the meeting," Peskov suggested.
Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian head of state said that Putin would hold two separate meetings on Thursday with the Armenian prime minister and the Azerbaijani president, and then the leaders would have tripartite talks.
It should be noted that earlier today, at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reacted to the speech of President Ilham Aliyev, in which he again spoke about the so-called <Zangezur corridor>. The Prime Minister of Armenia pointed to the territorial claims of Baku towards Armenia. Pashinyan reminded the President of Azerbaijan that the trilateral statement signed by the leaders of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan mentions one corridor, and this is Lachin, which should be under the control of the RPC, and which has been illegally blocked by Baku since December 2022. Aliyev at first hastened to disown these accusations, referring to the international "meaning" of the word of "corridor". And then he said that "Azerbaijan itself initiated the formation of the Zangezur corridor." "It is our right to initiate anything that we consider correct, legitimate, reasonable, and what is supported, including by the Russian Federation and other parties involved in the process," he said.