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Karabakh conflict is not Azerbaijan’s internal matter

This article was published on 18 January 2017 at 01:57 AM. It has 279 views so far.

Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not abstract, and it is not the internal matter of Azerbaijan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated at his 2016 year-end press conference on Tuesday.

“For now, there is no consensus at the OSCE [i.e. the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe],” added Lavrov, according to TASS  news agency of Russia. “There is an entire collection of decisions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“The requirement of releasing the occupied territories is maintained; but not by force in any way, but by determining the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The pacific settlement of disputes is noted there [i.e. in the decisions, statements, and documents by the OSCE Minsk Group] without ambiguity.”

The Russian FM added, however, that the bloody events, which occurred in the region  in April 2016, cause deep distress.