The West has stopped working with Russia within the framework of Armenian-Azerbaijani settlement and the process of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Russian political scientist Sergey Markedonov stated this Thursday during a conference held in Yerevan.
According to the analyst, the Karabakh conflict has always been very different from the other conflicts in the post-Soviet expanse.
"Unlike other problematic cases, Russia and the West have always cooperated in the Karabakh issue. But today we see a change in this logic. The OSCE Minsk Group has ceased to function at the level of co-chairs. The West does not want to work with Russia. Stigmatization occurs in many directions. The formation of a new—Brussels—format for the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations is visible," Markedonov said, referring to the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders’ meeting mediated by the head of the European Council.
From the point of view of the Russian political scientist, it is paradoxical that Moscow does not deny everything the head of the European Council says.
"The important thing is something else: Moscow said all this in the beginning. However, there is an impression that Russia does not exist at all and has not been in the negotiation process, whereas Russia has developed many more options for a settlement," Markedonov assured.