The situation on Nagorno-Karabakh goes beyond a regional crisis, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan told TASS.
According to him, Armenia is ready for a compromise with Azerbaijan to find ways of its settlement, however, the issue of determining the status of Nagorno-Karabakh is fundamental for Yerevan.
"Now there are already some changes in the process of international recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh independence. Quite a lot of US states, several European cities have already adopted the relevant documents, resolutions, decisions. Several European parliaments have already adopted resolutions condemning the aggression of Azerbaijan," PM added. "The international community has no doubts that Turkey is fully involved in hostilities and that Turkey was the main initiator of this war, that Turkey hired and transported terrorists and mercenaries from Syria to the conflict zone. Unfortunately, some of these mercenaries are being transferred to the North Caucasus."
"This is already a situation that affects the national security issues of many other countries in our region and even outside the region," the PM added.
"Turkey's actions are aimed at ousting Russia from the South Caucasus," Pashinyan said. "Some forces, and specifically Turkey, are interested in the Russian initiative [Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire agreement - ed.] not being successful."
"I think that we all understand what is happening and we need to work hard to bring stability back to our region. And of course, we will work very closely with Russia in this regard. And we hope that other OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will support these efforts as well," he said.
"Consultations were scheduled in Moscow with the alleged participation of military representatives from Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Our representatives went to Moscow. They did their job, but, according to my information, representatives of the Azerbaijani military department have not yet participated in such a format," PM said noting that Azerbaijan reportedly has not yet traveled to Moscow to take part in these consultations.
"Our representatives have already participated and agreed on a joint action plan to monitor the ceasefire regime. That is, we have done part of our work with our Russian colleagues. I said that it was Azerbaijan that did not participate in this work until now. As for those countries that could participate. Russia is the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, and it is obvious to us that the other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group support Russia's efforts to restore stability in the region. As for the participation of certain countries, these countries have already been designated. Those countries that should actively participate in the process are Russia, which is the most active participant in this process, and other Minsk Group co-chairs, who are also participating.