The head of the foreign relations department of the Azerbaijan presidents executive office Novruz Mammadov finds normal the Russias readiness to be a guarantor of settlement in case of reaching compromise accord between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorny Karabakh.
Mammadov said in a statement during his exclusive interview with Trend on his desire to see Russia not as guarantor of the previous accords of the sides, but more activization.
В"The Russian Federation has its own interests in South Caucasus, very close links with Armenia, develops good relations with Azerbaijan in all fields. It would be better if Russia participated in the Nagorny-Karabakh conflict settlement, which impedes developing of stability, security and economic prosperity of the region, as well as bilateral relations with the countries of the region, Mammadov said and added, it would be better for Russia to come out with initiatives, proposals, to voice its attitude to the problems between the sides of the conflict, by demonstrating its unbiased position.
В"The Russian Federation as one of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs may play an important role in the conflict settlement based on the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the international legal norms, he said and voiced his regret that such things are not reflected in the statements made by the Russian officials.
The Russias Foreign Ministrys official spokesman Michail Kaminin stated recently Russia would be ready to support the option for the conflict settlement which suited the parties involved in the conflict and in case of reaching the compromise accord it will be a guarantor of the settlement.