RUSSIAN EXPERT: THERE IS ALREADY A FIRM INTENTION AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL TO TRANSFER THE KARABAKH CONFLICT TO THE STATUS OF SOLUTION OF ISSUES, RELATED TO RETURN OF AZERBAIJANI LANDS

Today.Az
http://www.today.az/news/politics/ 52497.html
May 22 2009
Azerbaijan

If the mediators, who have been dealing with conflict in the strategic
plan for already more than 15 years, have not yet reached the real
results, then I think there is some ground for a skeptical attitude to
the work of the Minsk Group, said Alexei Vlasov, General Director of
the Center for the Study of socio-political processes in the former
Soviet Union, Deputy Dean of Faculty of History at the Moscow State
University.

But at the same time, he noted it looks like a philosophical parable:
"a glass is either half empty or half full".

"Now simply the mediators have intensified there, and the initiative of
Ankara can also be attributed here. There is already a firm intention
at the international level to transfer the Karabakh conflict to the
status of solution of issues, related to return of Azerbaijani lands. I
think that this is still the first step, which can be regarded as a
gesture of goodwill by all parties to the conflict", concluded Vlasov.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress