YEREVAN. – The unblocking of communications and, in general, the regulating of economic cooperation is a very important precondition for long-term security in the region. Russian ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopirkin stated this at Friday’s roundtable discussion on the Armenian-Russian strategic union.
According to him, at the cost of enormous efforts—including the efforts of the Russian leadership—, the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) were managed to be stopped, a trilateral agreement was signed, and a basis was formed for the difficult and contentious, but also important work to strengthen peace and security in the region. "Work is underway to restore peaceful life in Nagorno-Karabakh and overcome the consequences of the armed operations," he said.
The ambassador added that huge efforts were being made in this regard: a Russian peacekeeping contingent has been deployed, a humanitarian response center is operating, and civilian infrastructure is being restored—enabling Karabakh residents to return to normal life.
Kopirkin stressed that the existing factor of trust is of key importance in the Armenian-Russian strategic relations.