He recalled that trilateral agreements between Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in force since 2020 to resolve the Karabakh issue.
“However, during the meetings, mainly in Prague under the auspices of the European Union, the Armenian side began to unilaterally abandon these agreements and essentially decided for itself that Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan,” the parliamentarian was quoted as saying by the service. United Russia press. .
Nikonov stressed that Russia’s main message is that a military solution is the worst that can happen.
According to him, at this moment there is still a possibility of returning to negotiations and the negotiating field over Nagorno-Karabakh. “It is clear that under these conditions we call on all parties to return to the path of negotiations and the agreements that were reached with the participation of the Russian Federation,” Nikonov said. “This is the only path to peace and security for the people who live there.”
He added that, for its part, Russia is doing everything possible to ensure this security. “Our peacekeepers are already making great efforts to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe,” said the first vice president of the corresponding committee.
In conclusion, Nikonov expressed the opinion that the current situation can be blamed on the leadership of Armenia, who recognized Azerbaijan’s sovereignty over Karabakh under pressure from the European Union. “And the accusations that are directed at Russia today are absolutely unfounded and unjustified,” he concluded.
On September 19, another escalation began in Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku announced the start of “local anti-terrorist measures” and demanded the withdrawal of Armenian military personnel from the region. The Russian Foreign Ministry called for stopping the bloodshed and returning to a peaceful solution to the Karabakh issue.