Paul Goble: Russia doesn't want an agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Russian government doesn't want an agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, says Paul A. Goble, Director of Research and Publications at Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy.



He suggests that President Dmitri Medvedev may have invited the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan to come to Moscow on Sunday for negotiations on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict partly as a way of demonstrating Russia's preeminent position vis-a-vis the other Minsk Group countries. Goble says that, if Moscow decides it is in its greater interest to back Azerbaijan, there will be in his words a "possibility of movement." But, he adds, Russia's geopolitical calculations in the southern Caucasus have clearly changed, The Voice of America reports.
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