Medvedev: Karabakh conflict should be settled by both sides
Moscow will continue to contribute to efforts aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but both sides should seek to an agreement. As reported by Trend referring to RIA Novosti, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced this position on the eve, during a meeting with Russian youth. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the few so-called "frozen conflicts" in Europe, which can be solved, added Russian president.
The president, however, acknowledged that the Nagorno-Karabakh there are real difficulties in the conflict: history, different understandings of legal structures, a different set of interests.
"Russia will certainly help in resolving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This work will continue", said Medvedev.
However, he noted, "ultimately, the resolution of this very complicated but solvable problem depends on the goodwill of the two nations and two presidents - if they would hear each other, move towards each other and reach compromises".
It is worth mentioning that the conflict between the two South Caucasus countries, Armenia and Azerbaijan, over Nagorno-Karabakh dates back to 1988.