Ex Co-Chair Blames Baku for Stalling Talks

Vladimir Kazimirov

YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net)—The former Russian co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group Vladimir Kazimirov during a conference on Karabakh on Wednesday blamed official Baku for the current stalemate in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.

Speaking at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Russian-Armenian diplomatic relations, Kazimirov presented a report on Karabakh resolution process detailing the action of each side to conflict during the active phases negotiations.

In his report, Kazimirov cited Azerbaijan’s refusal to fulfill the provisions previously reached agreements as the main issue stalling the negotiations.

At the June 24, 2011 meeting in Kazan, the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia failed to sign an agreement on basic principles of Karabakh conflict settlement. As Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian later explained, despite the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ efforts, Azerbaijan was not ready to accept the final version of the basic principles and presented 10 new amendments at the last minute.

Kazimirov also said that Russia would not tolerate the resumption of war in Karabakh.

The retired Russian diplomat said that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs (including Russia) must make every effort to prevent a new war in Karabakh. “The mediators must continue with their line of conflict prevention,” the diplomat said.

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  1. Peter Megerdumian said:

    God Bless Russia and Mr.Putin ,the OSCE and Mr.Vladimir Kazimirov. The UN are a bunch of puppets of Western imperialism.

  2. 4 nkr said:

    The problem is the current criminal regime in Baku might try to find an excuse to attack NKR in order to prevent a regime change, as this was the case in some Arabic countries. The regime of Gadhafi and the one in Baku ( with Anti-Armenianism as state ideology) have a lot of similarities… The regime in Baku gets plenty of weapon and support from the west as it was the case with Gadhafi´s regime in the past years of his rule .. Currently different countries are trying make bossiness and to become rich thanks to the wealth of the regime in Baku.. the question is how long the policy and strategy will last? And how lang will the rwgime in Bkau will be able to play the anti Armenian ( in some case the anti iraninian) cards?

  3. 4 nkr said:

    correction..

    1. The problem is the current criminal regime in Baku might try to find an excuse to attack NKR in order to prevent a regime change, as this was the case in some Arabic countries. The regime of Gadhafi and the one in Baku ( with Anti-Armenianism as state ideology) have a lot of similarities… The regime in Baku gets plenty of weapon and support from the west as it was the case with Gadhafi´s regime in the past years of his rule.. Currently different countries are trying to make business and to become rich thanks to the wealth of the regime in Baku.. The question is how long the policy and strategy will last? And how long will the regime in Baku will be able to play the anti-Armenian ( in some case the anti-Iranian) cards?

  4. John-Emmanuel Shirajian said:

    The regime in Baku continues to exhibit a reckless and adventurist foreign policy. It is antagonizing Russia by their outrageous demands regarding the radar facility not to mention their unbalanced approach towards NATO. Accommodating two air force bases for the Israeli Air Force, to attack the Iranian nuclear reactors, and their dubious role in assisting the Israelis killing Iranian scientists earned the animosity of the regional power Iran. These blunders coupled with a host of failed internal policies, notwithstanding their acquired new wealth, make the regime more belligerent and desperate. It should not escape us to remember that they are counting on Turkish and U.S. intervention to save them in-case their adventure starts to fail. The lessons of the Russian- Georgian War have been wasted on these clowns. Armenia and NKR should be ready for war.

  5. Stephen Bekian said:

    Aliev can not make war on karabagh , as he knows well that any war with the Armenians will put his regime
    into a catastrophy , he knows well that the Karabakis will bombard his pipe lines in the first instant
    ones the pipelines are distroyed the west will pull out of Azerbejan with thier technology and the rest
    on the other hand nither the Russia trust Azerbejan nor Iran ,( then comes the ass kissing) sorry for the
    expretion ,Alieve and his clan will start kissing Russia’s ass and Iran to help them.

  6. Alex Postallian said:

    Why is the turks and their brothers the azerbaturks,always have to have a wall of deceit,and lies,to conduct their manifestations,in solving problems.Is it due to their mongol rejected background.Less we reiterate—they were the cowards,deserters,mal contents,the mongols left purposely left behind(can you blame them) when they returned to mongolia. Thanks for ZERO.

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