Deployment of Russian peacekeepers to Karabakh requires consent from both sides, Kremlin reiterates
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 15, ARMENPRESS. The deployment of Russian peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh is possible only if both Armenia and Azerbaijan give their approval, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.
“The primary question is, are the sides to the conflict – Azerbaijan and Armenia – ready for that? Any deployment of peacekeepers, observers is possible only upon the agreement from both sides,” Peskov said when asked whether Russia is ready to deploy its peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh.
“We ourselves haven’t yet heard the answer,” he added.
Peskov's comments come a day after Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said that Russian military observers should be deployed to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone in order to ensure the ceasefire.
Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan