Baku Rates Russian Peacekeepers Deployment in Karabakh “Interesting”


Baku Rates Statement on Russian Peacekeepers Deployment in Karabakh

02.06.2006 13:38 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The statement by the Russian Defense Minister Sergey
Ivanov is first of all interesting as a confirmation of a possible
breakthrough in the Karabakh talks, Azeri political scientist Rasim
Musabekov stated in Baku. In his words, the presence of Russian
peacekeeping contingent supposes the `real liberation of seven
regions’. `For the first time during many years Moscow acts
constructively and complements the efforts of the other OSCE MG
Co-chairs,’ he remarked.

As for the appearance of the Russian peacekeepers, the political
scientist considers that that they can be deployed only under the flag
and command of the OSCE and make no more that 30% of the total number
of peacekeepers.

`These questions have been considered during the elaboration of the
stepwise settlement plan in middle 1990-ies. One should not fear of
the possible appearance of Russian peacekeepers on our land and draw
parallels with Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdnistria. I do not
rule out that the regions where the Russian peacekeepers will be
deployed can be determined with the consent and coordination with the
Armenian side and thus become a security guarantee demanded by
Yerevan,’ Musabekov said.

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