Russia has “little respect for the sovereignty of its neighbors,” so it can hardly be considered a reliable partner in the long term. This statement was made on Friday, October 28, by US State Department spokesman Ned Price, commenting on Russia’s participation in the settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The American official noted that he would not directly comment on the efforts of the Russian Federation in this direction, and also stressed that it is up to Azerbaijan and Armenia to decide what approach they will choose for the upcoming negotiations, informs TASS.
At the same time, Price said that “the world knows about the track record of Russia when it comes to its neighbors.” This, according to a State Department spokesman, contrasts with the intentions of the United States and its willingness “to help these countries secure an end to violence through a lasting, comprehensive peace for which the peoples of Armenia and Azerbaijan so desperately yearn.”
On October 28, an online CSTO summit was held at the request of Armenia, dedicated to the settlement of the conflict between Baku and Yerevan. The President of the Russian Federation stressed that Moscow supports the idea of concluding a peace treaty between the states, but does not intend to impose anything on Yerevan. It was also noted that Russia supports the delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and full settlement of the border issue.