The problem of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and an attempt to solve it by force caused the first conflict in the Soviet Era, former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group from Russia Vladimir Kazimirov said in Yerevan.
Kazimirov noted that the talks of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh gave a truce and an agreement on strengthening the ceasefire.
“But 23 years of talks without the participation of Nagorno-Karabakh did not give a single agreement,” he said adding that now the tension on the contact line and the border has been slightly reduced, but there is no lasting peace.
According to Kazimirov, the document was signed between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, and only later was it possible to connect Armenia. This was due to the whim of Heydar Aliyev, who did not want to sign the document only with Nagorno-Karabakh.