Compromised solution to Karabakh conflict is necessary, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson says
YEREVAN, June 15. /ARKA/. A spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry Maria Zakharova told a briefing today that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is likely to be discussed by Russian and French foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Moscow June 20.
She also said a compromised solution of the conflict is necessary, but not to the detriment of those living in Nagorno-Karabakh. In comments on an earlier statement by Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov that further maintaining of the status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh is intolerable and should be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council she said both sides have their own views on the solution of this issue.
She also said there is an established format for solving this really old problem, and that the essence of conflict’s settlement is finding a compromise between the conflict’s parties.
“The situation requires moving forward, and, therefore, contacts in various formats have recently intensified,” Zakharova noted.
According to her, the search for a compromise is the rapprochement of the positions of the parties, regardless of how diametrically opposed they may be.
"Russia, for its part, as a participant of the relevant format, is doing everything possible to ensure that this compromise is found. I hope that it will be found, and the sooner the better, but not to the detriment of the future of the peoples of the two countries and, of course, to people living in Nagorno-Karabakh, "Zakharova said. -0-