Vladimir Putin, Serzh Sargsyan meet in Sochi
On August 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in Sochi. The two leaders discussed current issues of Russian-Armenian cooperation in various fields and ways to reach settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Kremlin reports. They also referred to bilateral cooperation in political, economic and humanitarian sectors. Vladimir Putin also thanked Serzh Sargsyan for accepting their invitation to come to Sochi. “Three months have passed since our last meeting, and there is a need to take stock of some of our agreements. In addition to our bilateral agenda, I would also like to discuss some issues related to the integration processes, specifically Armenia’s accession to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union. Naturally, we are concerned about the situation in Ukraine. If you wish, you could inform us about the measures being taken by Russia, and I, in turn, will describe in detail the situation in our region and the reasons behind Azerbaijan’s deliberate escalation of the crisis on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the contact line. Thank you very much for the warm welcome and excellent conditions for our work,” said Serzh Sargsyan. Earlier in the day, Vladimir Putin held talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.