Commenting on the reporters’ request to assess the one year process of settlement of the NK conflict after the 2016 April events, Zakharova said she will present the assessment of the Russian side on the NK conflict settlement process on the ministry’s website or during the next briefing.
If we speak about the arms balance, it is violated. The balance is violated since for a long period of time Azerbaijan spent huge budget resources for acquiring weapons from different countries. This process, of course, resulted in a serious violation of arms balance in the region.
Not only the CSTO but also other international structures, including military-political alliances are well familiar with situations when the member states of the same organization can have different, sometimes, contradictory stances on foreign policy issues. We think this weakens the organization.
“The parliamentary governance model will also have a key significance in crisis situations, in those situations when the majority of the Parliament must make decisions on the necessary changes in the budget, other major legislative acts that are dictated by the situation development”, he said.
“Today the situation escalation risks in the conflict zone are high. We see that currently the process is such that the hopes for progress have been eliminated. There are no platforms for fundamental discussion. On the other hand, it will be important to try again to give impetus to the process.
New military operations in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone won’t be a surprise for the sides: both sides are well protected after the April War, and in case of military operations a greater escalation will happen this time, British expert on Caucasian affairs Thomas De Waal told reporters.
Armenia won’t make unilateral concessions in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, however without compromise the solution of the issue is impossible, deputy speaker of Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters on March 29, commenting on the recent interview of former President of Armenia Levon Ter Petrosyan.
“We highly appreciate the important role which the US has as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. I believe we will be able to establish stable peace in the region through the joint efforts of the Co-Chairing countries”, Nalbandian said.