"Russia will defend the formally recognized borders of Armenia as its own, since the two states are part of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)," Andrei Klimov, chair of the Ad Hoc Commission on Protecting State Sovereignty and Preventing Interference in the Domestic Affairs of the Russian Federation Council said on Monday.
Klimov was asked about the active role of Turkey in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.
"You are a member state to the CSTO and we are there. We will defend the formally recognised borders of Armenia as we would do our own. Furthermore, our military doctrine envisages that through defending ourselves and our allies, we would resist to others. This is well known to those why must know this," Klimov said.