Neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan, nor the population of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) are interested in the continuation of the conflict, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Russian TASS Agency.
“Russia has played a certain role in resolving a very serious crisis [in Nagorno-Karabakh]. And no one is interested in its development – neither Azerbaijan, nor Armenia, nor the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“If we all live peacefully, we will create conditions for improving people’s lives, and not only in the field of security, but also in the current conditions. I mean the normal living of families, I mean economic development, social development, which, of course, the people living in Karabakh need to the highest degree. Because it is impossible to live all the time in anxiety that an armed conflict will resume, we perfectly understand this. So, the leaders of both Armenia and Azerbaijan understand this,” added Putin.
Putin noted that many problems have accumulated in the region. “There are issues related to the restoration of normal infrastructure, there are issues related to the demarcation of the border in order to carry out appropriate work on the state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, especially where the state border essentially never existed, there was only an administrative border between union republics,” Putin explained.
He noted that the process, during which these issues are being resolved, is already underway, a special trilateral group (Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) has been created. “We will do everything to restore normal relations in the region. And the beneficiaries of this work, of course, should be the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh. And I would like to think that it will be so, despite all the difficulties that have been accumulating for decades,” Putin stressed.