Karasin: OSCE Minsk could play useful role in resolving Karabakh conflict

Karasin: OSCE Minsk could play useful role in resolving Karabakh conflict

PanARMENIAN.Net - The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs could play a useful role in resolving the situation in Karabakh, head of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Grigory Karasin has said in an interview with the Kommersant.

“I think [the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, the United States] could play a useful role in this work. This troika has experience and a solid support. It seems that the format of regular meetings of Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers could resume under the auspices of the OSCE co-chairs, which would receive a tangible international resonance," Karasin said.

The Senator added that issues that need attention right now are of humanitarian nature: the completion of the exchange of prisoners of war, the return of the bodies of the dead, refugees and the creation of proper living conditions for them.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side has returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

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