Moscow confirms that Yerevan has requested Moscow's support in mediating the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Ria Novosty news agency.
"Yes, we can confirm that Armenia came with a request for mediation to normalise relations between Yerevan and Ankara. Russia is interested and is exerting efforts aimed at the process of normalizing Armenian-Turkish relations," Zakharova said.
The Russian diplomat added that Russia is ready to support the process in the future as well. "The start of this process will definitely contribute to the improvement of the overall situation in the region," added Zakharova.
“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS