Russia hopes conferences between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ilham Aliyev assist guarantee normalcy and safety in Karabakh, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated Monday.
“We hope each time that all the conferences held by the president of Azerbaijan, together with with the president of Türkiye, will contribute to safety within the area, normalization of life in Karabakh,” Peskov stated at a information convention in Moscow.
Russia welcomes all efforts to assist resolve the Karabakh situation, Peskov stated.
The official famous that anybody who may help cut back tensions and help within the “integration of the Armenian inhabitants of Karabakh into the brand new actuality can solely be welcomed.”
Armenian PM Pashinyan’s declare rejected
The Kremlin spokesperson rejected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s declare that Russia is “partly accountable” for current tensions within the area.
“We perceive the emotional depth of this second, however we categorically disagree with the try to impose duty on the Russian facet, much more so on the Russian peacekeepers, who present actual heroism, performing their capabilities in accordance with the mandate they’ve,” Peskov pressured.
“Nobody can blame the peacekeepers for doing one thing fallacious. We are going to by no means agree with such reproaches,” he added.
Moscow continues dialogue with the events at varied ranges, however in the intervening time there aren’t any agreements on a gathering of the leaders, he stated.
In keeping with him, Russian peacekeepers will proceed to work in Karabakh, however it’s too early to speak in regards to the size of their keep within the area.
“They’re now on the territory of Azerbaijan. We proceed our contacts with Baku, and the peacekeepers present help and are current on the negotiations which have already begun between the Karabakh Armenians and the Azerbaijani authorities. Thus far, in the intervening time this work continues,” he famous.
‘Armenia attempting to sever ties with Russia’
In the meantime, Moscow on Monday accused Armenia of attempting to sever ties after Yerevan accused Russian peacekeepers of failing to cease Azerbaijan’s army offensive towards Armenian separatists in Karabakh final week.
“The management in Yerevan is making an enormous mistake by intentionally attempting to destroy Armenia’s multifaceted and centuries-old ties with Russia, and by holding the nation hostage to the geopolitical video games of the West,” Russia’s overseas ministry stated.
On Sunday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan criticized Moscow for refusing to intervene within the battle, which ended with Armenian-backed separatists agreeing to put down their arms.
Pashinyan stated Armenia’s present overseas safety alliances had been “ineffective” and “inadequate.”
Moscow stated Pashinyan’s assertion contained “unacceptable assaults on Russia.”
“It’s an try to absolve himself of the duty for the failures in home and overseas coverage,” its overseas ministry stated.
“Russia has all the time… revered Armenian statehood,” the overseas ministry stated, including that Yerevan “most popular… operating to the West to working with Russia and Azerbaijan.”
Armenia is a member of the Collective Safety Treaty Group (CSTO) —a Russian-dominated group comprised of six post-Soviet states.
The group pledges to guard different members that come underneath assault.
Azerbaijan suspended its counterterrorism measures on Sept. 13, a day after they had been launched to disarm Armenian forces in Karabakh and uphold the 2020 trilateral peace settlement.
Relations between Baku and Yerevan have been tense since 1991, when the Armenian army occupied Karabakh, a territory internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan, and 7 adjoining areas.
Within the fall of 2020, Azerbaijan liberated a number of cities, villages, and settlements from Armenian occupation throughout 44 days of clashes. The warfare ended with a Russia-brokered cease-fire, and talks for normalization of ties started.