Russia wants end of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

18:35 • 04.01.17



The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an imaginary situation in the West’s interests, Russian MP Viktor Vodolatski told Tert.am.

“Any conflict in the post-Soviet area is in the interests of the European Union, NATO and US Administration. When the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents sit down at the negotiating table, the forces in question do not let them find ways to settlement,” Mr Vodolatski said.

In response to a remark that the West is claiming it is Russia that impedes progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process because otherwise it could lose its regional influence, the Russian MP said:

“Russia’s only interest is peace in the South Caucasus. In the 1990s, when the conflicting parties fired at each other, Russian soldiers were killed. No conflicts between post-Soviet countries are in Russia’s interests as Russia has common economic and security interests with them. We want the war to end and Nagorno-Karabakh to stop being an ‘apple of discord.’ Whatever changes take place, Nagorno-Karabakh cannot be part of Azerbaijan again.”





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