Hoagland: there can be no Karabakh settlement without taking into account Azerbaijan's sovereignty
Territorial integrity is an important part of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, interim US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Richard Hoagland said during the round-table in Washington.
"The occupied territories around Nagorno Karabakh should be handed over to Azerbaijan. There can be no settlement on these territories without taking into account Azerbaijan's sovereignty. Azerbaijan's sovereignty over these territories must be restored,” APA cited Hoagland as saying.
“The long-term settlement should recognize the right of all displaced people and refugees to return to their former places of residence. The settlement should include international security guarantees which will include peacekeeping measures. There is no scenario where peace can be ensured without well-prepared peacekeeping actions that enjoy the confidence of all sides,” he added.