Azerbaijan is interested in the elimination of the status-quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Baku is infinitely talking about the possibility of settling the conflict through any method, including through the military, but these threats aren’t bringing us close to peace. This is what first deputy chairman of the committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for the CIS, Eurasian integration and relations with Russian nationals abroad Konstantin Zatulin told journalists in Yerevan today.
He stated that there are perennial issues that need to be solved and that one of them is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, which serves as a mediator and guarantor of the peace process, are engaged in this conflict. Moscow’s official stance is that the sides need to reach an agreement. Besides, there can’t be a military solution,” the MP stated.
Konstantin Zatulin added that the sides have been talking about various statements for many years. “Russia’s function is to have patience and reach an agreement without the use of military force and leave it up to the sides to make statements and form plans,” he clarified.
In response to the request to comment on the Russian foreign minister’s statement on the existence of the ‘Lavrov Plan’, Zatulin declared that he can’t speak on behalf of the Russian foreign minister.