May 13, 2022 - 10:37 AMT
U.S.: Long-term peace in South Caucasus in Russia's interest too

The United States Department of State has said that a long-term, comprehensive peace in the South Caucasus is in Russia's interest.

Spokesperson Ned Price mentioned a momentum on Nagorno-Karabakh and was asked whether he had any concern at all that Russians might jeopardize whatever positive connection was going on.

"Forging what we are seeking to forge here, a long-term, comprehensive peace, happens to be in our interest. It also happens to be in Moscow’s interest. Moscow, of course, is a part of the OSCE Minks Group as well," Price said.

In the past too, the United States has said it stands ready to engage Armenia and Azerbaijan, including through the OSCE mechanism. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, however, said earlier that the U.S. and France are not informing Moscow about what they are doing on the matter.