The positions of Russia and the United States on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue coincide in principle. Russian ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov stated this on the air of Channel One television of Russia on Saturday, TASS reports.
"It was a pleasant surprise when the joint statement of the three presidents [of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs: Russia, France, and the US] was issued. We have had so few events when the American and Russian positions have coincided. We have called on the parties [to the Karabakh conflict] to show restraint; first of all, to cease fire and move everything to a diplomatic path; this is really the case," the Russian diplomat said. "There are some nuances, but in principle we support the process which should lead the parties to peace."