ArmInfo. The likelihood of resumption of hostilities in the Karabakh conflict zone always exists, as evidenced by the statement by the leadership of Artsakh that Azerbaijan is strengthening its infrastructures and engineering structures on the contact line by carrying out road construction works. The director of the Armenian branch of the Institute of CIS Countries Alexander Markarov said this at a press conference.
According to him, Baku's active actions indicate that Azerbaijan is not ready for peace. At the same time, Markarov stressed that only the international community and the high combat readiness of the Armenian armed forces can be the guarantor of the non-resumption of hostilities in the conflict zone.
Speaking about the upcoming meeting of Prime Ministers of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the expert noted that Aliyev will try to negotiate on the issue of granting broad autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh. However, as he stressed, in reality, Baku wants to get only the territory of Karabakh, without its population.
"As for the Armenian side, there are several issues that could theoretically be raised during the meeting - a question of changing the format and principles of the negotiations," Markarov said. At the same time, he stressed that Baku would never agree to change the format of negotiations, since this would mean progress in the process of recognition of the legal independence of Artsakh.