RUSSIA SUPPORTS ANY DECISION ON NK SUITABLE FOR BOTH PARTIES – STATE DUMA OFFICIAL
May 31 2006
Russia is not aiming to achieve its own interests in the process
of settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and it will support any
decision suitable for Armenia and Azerbaijan alike, reportedly
said Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of State Duma’s committee
for foreign affairs, commenting the statement by Russian Defense
Minister Sergey Ivanov for the possibility of bringing peace forces
“Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh remains real difficult and Russia
is eager to support any decision suitable for both the parties”,
– Kosachev said. “In case the parties’ mutual agreement for peace
forces in the region is achieved, Russia shall maintain the relevant
statement and promote the process itself”, – Russian official said.
Sergey Ivanov, now at the meeting of CIS Defense Ministers in Baku,
suggested bringing peace forces in the region. “As to Nagorno-Karabakh,
I do not rule out bringing peace forces there to guarantee all
political agreements to be achieved sooner of later”, – he said today.
“The situation is neither fish nor fowl, excuse my French, and it
could not last forever”, – he said.
He reminded that fragile cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh area has
lasted over 12 years. “Hot spots like Nagorno-Karabakh get more and
more over years, and it is a pity”, – Ivanov said.