MOSCOW INTERESTED IN SPEEDY SETTLEMENT OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT
Sept 26 2014
26 September 2014, 18:07 (GMT+05:00)
Moscow is interested in the settlement of this conflict in the shortest
Chairman of Russian Liberal-Democratic Party, member of the State
Council, deputy of State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky made the remark
while speaking before the students of the Baku Slavic University on
He said the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved at the level
of the heads of states, adding that the settlement of the conflict
will be beneficial both for Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in
1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a
result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied
20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and
seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs
of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently
holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
The Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a very painful
issue and Russia.