The final status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be determined  by political and diplomatic means, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

According to her, Russian position on Nagorno-Karabakh settlement remains unchanged.

“The final status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be determined through political and diplomatic means. As you know, this is our traditional position on the basis of the agreements of the parties to the conflict,” Zakharova noted.

According to her, Russia, as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, will continue its efforts as a mediator to help in reaching a compromise.

“But, of course, the parties must create an appropriate climate for moving forward,” she added.