Pashinyan allowed discussion of the introduction of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan commented on the possibility of deployment of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Answering the question of an Al Jazeera journalist whether he would like to see them in the region, Pashinyan explained that this could be discussed not within the framework of bilateral dialogue with Moscow, but as part of the OSCE Minsk group.

He recalled that Russia is a co-chair of this group.

“Russia and Armenia have established deep security cooperation, including the presence of a Russian military base in Armenia. There are specific agreements in force, and the agenda of our dialogue in this regard may be more diverse.”

The Prime Minister noted that Yerevan’s position is that “Russia is, first of all, a co-chair country, and the Minsk group is taking all necessary steps to establish peace in the region and contributes to the Karabakh settlement.”

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