RUSSIA READY TO BE GUARANTOR OF NAGORNY KARABAKH SETTLEMENT

RIA Novosti
22:01 | 31/ 10/ 2008

MOSCOW, 31 October (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to guarantee any
agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on a settlement for the
Nagorny Karabakh dispute, a Kremlin source said on Friday.

The Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders are due in Moscow on Sunday for
talks mediated by President Dmitry Medvedev, who announced the peace
effort while on a visit to Yerevan last Tuesday.

"Russia would be ready to back a settlement that satisfied all parties
concerned, and if a compromise is reached, it can guarantee it,"
the source said.

The source also said that the meeting between Azerbaijani President
Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan scheduled for
November 2 would be the second round of talks on the issue, with the
previous one held on June 6 in St. Petersburg during a CIS informal
summit.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress