Leonid Kalashnikov: Russia and Azerbaijan are true friends
Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, stated his views on the matter of modern relations between Russia and Azerbaijan.
First of all, he emphasized that the relationship between the two countries has never been better. "I can say for sure - it has never been more positive than now," Leonid Kalashnikov noted.
"Now some officials, both Russian and Azerbaijani, even say that Azerbaijan's entry, if it wants, to both the CSTO and the EAEU is possible. I always and in every way support this, even though one of these organizations' members can block such an entry," the MP noted, speaking about Armenia.
"We should work more closely, because Azerbaijan and Russia are true friends, not barely in word but truly in deed, we have tested each other over the past years," he said.
Leonid Kalashnikov added that such relations with Azerbaijan should be appreciated. "I came from the Council of Europe not so long ago - and the entire Azerbaijani delegation supported us on issues that are sensitive to us, and we supported Azerbaijan. We really need this mutual support, because we are still not treated fairly," the chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots concluded.