Bryza: By supplying military equipment to Armenia, Russia losing credibility as OSCE MG co-chair
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.14
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
It is absolutely wrong for Russia to support one side in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict versus the other, given its status as the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, former OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the US Matthew Bryza told Trend.
“If that’s the way Russia is going to behave, then it really doesn’t have much credibility as an OSCE MG co-chair, meaning as an objective, unbiased and fair mediator. So, that therefore calls into question the entire viability of the OSCE MG,” he said.
Bryza noted that a bit over a year ago, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev had a constructive meeting and they did the right thing.
“They called on each other and themselves to prepare their populations for peace. And that all changed a few months later when Pashinyan essentially threw out of the window the basic principles and said we need to start over, said “Nagorno-Karabakh is Armenia”. If that’s the Armenian position, then it is really impossible for anyone to mediate a solution. If one side is giving up all the compromises agreed so far in principle, there is no one that can mediate this conflict successfully,” he added.
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