2013 A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR KARABAKH SETTLEMENT - RUSSIAN EXPERT

PanARMENIAN.Net
June 29, 2012 - 15:56 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - 2013 will be a challenging year for Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict settlement, according to the editor-in-chief of the Vestnik
Kavkaza news and analytical agency, deputy dean of the History
Department at Moscow State University Alexei Vlasov.

"Recent developments at contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops
prove that the peace is threatened," he said at Baku news conference on
"Current Azerbaijani-Russian Cooperation and Situation in the Region"

The expert pointed out Russia as one of the most important mediators
in the resolution of the conflict. "However Baku and Yerevan should
demonstrate their political will in the settlement of the conflict,"
the expert said.

"Beside Russia, the OSCE Minsk Group includes other states which
failed to achieve progress. Despite Russian president's political will,
his efforts turned out to be a waste of time," Vlasov said.

"Neither did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make any distinct
strategic proposal to address the conflict during her recent visit
to the region and the mediators have problems," Trend News quoted
him as saying.


From: Baghdasarian