Lavrov: Nagorno-Karabakh settlement unlikely until situation in Armenia stabilizes
Serious negotiations on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are unlikely until the political situation in Armenia stabilizes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said,
He recalled that according to the agreement reached during the talks of the Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikola Pashinyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Dushanbe, contacts should be continued, that foreign ministers will continue to hold talks, and that both Baku and Yerevan should be ready to work with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, RIA Novosti reported.
The diplomat stressed that Moscow welcomes this agreement. However, he noted, until "such turbulent internal political processes" in Armenia are completed, it is hardly possible to "seriously consider certain ways out of this crisis and ensure a full-fledged settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."