Even protracted talks prevent situation around Karabakh from serious

March 4, 2011 - 20:35 AMT 16:35 GMT

Over the last 3 years, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been increasing
their military power. Even protracted negotiation process prevents the
situation around Karabakh from serious deterioration, the Chairman of
Federation Council Committee for CIS Affairs stated.

Dwelling on the role of Russia in Karabakh conflict settlement, Vadim
Gustov noted that `in its relations with Baku, Moscow risks its energy

`Russia is selling weapon to Azerbaijan, while Azerbaijan is allows
Russia to use Gabalin Radar Station as an alternative to American ABM
in Czech Republic and Poland,' Trud newspaper cited the expert as

On March 5, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President
Serzh Sargsyan will meet in Sochi at the invitation of Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev for a tripartite meeting on the settlement
of the Karabakh conflict. The meeting will also be attended by the
OSCE MG co-chairs.

From: A. Papazian