Caucasus (bbabo.net), - There were a lot of provocative statements, there will be more. This is how the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the recent statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the issue of delimitation of the border with Armenia.
The Azerbaijani leader, in an interview with local TV channels, said on January 10 that if Armenia continues to "evade" the delimitation of the border, then it "will pass where Azerbaijan sees fit."
“There will be many such people, such statements. There were a huge number of them, and there will be a lot of them. You know how many forces are connected, interests intersect, sides fight. You know this very well, and the region knows this too. Therefore, there will be a lot of statements,” the diplomat noted.
Zakharova was asked during a weekly briefing for journalists whether Aliyev's threats were the result of the fact that Armenia's CSTO allies did not give a clear political assessment of Azerbaijan's aggression against a neighboring country in mid-September last year. According to the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, there were a lot of comments from Moscow regarding a clear reaction to this issue. It is necessary to return to basic things, and in this regard, the Russian side would like to understand the "clear reaction" of the Armenian side on basic issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed, expressing confidence that "we need to start with this."
“The reaction of the CSTO was. I can't call her incomprehensible. If it did not coincide with the views of a number of political figures involved in the settlement, this does not mean that there was an indistinct reaction. There are agreements between the parties, a plan and a course of action have been outlined. You don’t have to leave them,” Zakharova said.
There is every reason to believe that Azerbaijan is preparing the ground for a new military provocation in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, speaking on December 29 last year at a meeting of the government of the republic. At the same time, he confirmed the readiness and determination of Armenia to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan, to complete the process of delimitation of borders with a neighboring country, and also to open transport communications in the region.