Under threat of sanctions Russia may compromise in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – think tank head

Under threat of sanctions Russia may compromise in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – think tank head

YEREVAN, March 20. / ARKA /. Under the threat of sanctions, Russia may offer Turkey and Azerbaijan to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in their favor, Stepan Grigoryan, the head of Globalization and Regional Cooperation think-tank in Yerevan said today.

He argued that Russia may do so in return for abandoning sanctions, particularly on part of Turkey.

"Turkey's role is quite large. It is the 15th largest economy in the world, and it could get such a proposal from Moscow," Grigoryan said during a press conference on Thursday.

He said the likelihood of such a scenario is quite high, because Russia is getting more and more isolated and its most important task now is to get out of this situation. 

Currently in addition to EU and USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Turkey and some other major countries have announced about imposing sanctions on Russia.

The chairman of the Armenian Union of Employers, Garik Makaryan, said that Russia is very interested in improving relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan in a bid to strengthen its position in the Caspian Basin and it could achieve this goal at the expense of solving regional problems, as it has no other leverages in this territory. -0-

19:14 20.03.2014

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