Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 19 / Trend A. Gasimova /
Russia has potential to resolve different conflicts, including the frozen disputes, Russian Russia 24 TV channel quoted President Dmitry Medvedev as saying at a news conference in Deauville today.
"We can achieve some progress in resolving conflicts. But it is necessary for all parties of the conflicts to take a constructive position," Medvedev said.
One of the frozen conflicts, in which Russia acts as a mediator, is an Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.