Hikmet Hajiyev to Washington: Moscow doesn't use peacekeepers to exert pressure on Baku or Yerevan
Azerbaijan is convinced that the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh are acting professionally and does not believe that Moscow is using them in an attempt to "exert pressure" on Baku or Yerevan, adviser to the Azerbaijani president Hikmet Hajiyev said.
"So far we have an open dialogue and communication with the Russian peacekeepers. And they fulfill their job in a professional manner," Hajiyev told an online seminar held by the Washington-based Atlantic Council.
According to him, the Russian peacekeepers are trying to keep balance and open channel of communication between the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides. "From that perspective we are satisfied," he said.
Answering former US envoy to Ukraine John Herbst's question of whether Russia could use its peacekeepers to put pressure on either Baku or Yerevan, Hajiyev said: "No."