ArmInfo. The people of Artsakh demonstrate tremendous achievements in peaceful life.on October 11 in Stepanakert at the "Cooperation for Justice and Peace" Forum Konstantin Zatulinin, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, head of the Institute of CIS Countries stated .
Recalling that more than 2 million Armenians live in Russia, he added that this is an influential and respected part of the country's population. According to Zatulin, on the path of formation, peoples and states pass through fire and water, and glory. <I have been to Karabakh several times. I have visited without exception in all conflict zones of Europe and the post-Soviet space. The great impression is that, despite all the sacrifices and sufferings, the people of Artsakh demonstrate tremendous achievements in peaceful life. People in Artsakh live a full-fledged life, opposing any incitement>, said Zatulin, while noting that it was impossible not to touch upon the issue of recognizing Artsakh at the forum.
According to him, everyone expects and hopes that good will and a sober approach to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict will triumph and peace will return to this land. At the same time, he added that, no doubt, such a moment will not come when Nagorno-Karabakh loses its statehood. "I can say that the Russian Federation, as an intermediary, promotes a peaceful resolution to the conflict and suppresses military attempts in every possible way. Such an attempt was made in April 2016, it was not part of the plan of kind people, and Russia did everything in its power to end it soon and reduction of explosiveness. The settlement of the Karabakh conflict is a priority for us, "Zatulin said, in this context, he recalled that Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, overcoming sanctions, contributed to the return of Crimea to the Russian Federation. He noted the complex negotiations that are ongoing with Ukraine.
<But, one way or another, you can be sure that the Russian Federation as a state will not allow an unjust solution to the Karabakh conflict. I'm just sure of that. Whoever the president or the prime minister is, the Russian people first of all value conscience and justice. And they are on your side>, Zatulin concluded.