Russia proposes sending its observers to Nagorno-Karabakh
Moscow, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday highlighted the need to send national observers to monitor the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, local television reported.
After a telephone conversation with his Azeri peer, Dzheinuj Bairamov, Lavrov pointed out that the Russian observers might be included in the mechanism to oversee the end of hostilities.
However, the Russian diplomat clarified that the two parties in conflict have the final say on the presence of Russian observers in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Russian minister noted that the solution to the dispute in Nagorno-Karabakh must go hand in hand with the practical implementation of the agreements on site, after mutual accusations between Baku and Yerevan of violations of the truce agreed upon last Saturday in Moscow.
Lavrov said that it is possible to find a peaceful solution to the dispute in Nagorno-Karabakh, which dates back to 1988, with a period of military actions since the late 1991 until 1994, when an armistice was reached with mediation from the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).