Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a return message to American President George W.Bush. As reported by the Russian presidential press service on Monday, the message by the head of Russian state runs as follows: "I have familiarised myself with your message of April 9 of this year in which you voice your assessment of results of the Key West meeting and considerations regarding our general line in the Karabakh settlement. I share your opinion that a definite progress which has been reached during negotiations between President Geidar Aliev of Azerbaijan and President Robert Kocharyan of Armenia has become possible largely thanks to the coordination of efforts within the framework of the troika co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk group. Interaction on Nagorny Karabakh sets a good example of how our countries can with success cooperate in handling complex regional problems. I hope that, with active assistance from co-chairmen, a new round of Geneva negotiations in the 2+3 format will also pass with good results and will let Azerbaijan and Armenia bring their positions even closer together". In conclusion, Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the readiness of Russia to continue to work jointly with the United States in the Karabakh settlement.
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words