Given the hostilities by the reconnaissance and sabotage groups of Armenia's occupation troops and the recent bloody clashes in the conflict zone, the meeting of Azerbaijani, Russia and Armenian presidents in Sochi was necessary, the head of Public and Political Issues Department of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov said in his interview with AzerTAc
He was commenting on the results of the Sochi meeting held on Aug.10 between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
He stressed that in reality, Putin's initiative, first of all, can be regarded as an initiative to create peace aimed at restoring the violated ceasefire.
"The Russian president's speech well shows that as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group and the region's largest state, his country is well aware of its mission in South Caucasus - the responsibility for peace and stability."
The top official underscored that Russia is also well aware of the negative impact of the military conflict between the states, which can implicitly affect the entire Caucasus region.