ArmInfo. Russia carries out its mediation mission on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without trying to impose ready-made recipes on Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said this on November 11 in Yerevan at the "Matenadaran" Museum-Institute of Ancient Manuscripts at a meeting with students of Armenian universities.
At the same time, the Minister expressed his conviction that the parties should agree on their own without pressure and outside interference without any arbitration. "This is our firm position. But we are ready to support those decisions, that will satisfy the parties or, if there are already ready decisions, be guarantors of a settlement," the Russian minister said.
At the same time, Lavrov assured that Russia is sincerely interested in establishment of peace in the region and cease of hostilities, opening of borders and resumption of economic activity.
The Foreign Minister noted that in parallel with this, efforts are being made to reduce military risks and to facilitate possible cooperation in the humanitarian field. "Russia is also conducting consistent work to agree on the political principles for a settlement," the Russian Foreign Minister said, while expressing his conviction that most of the problems of our time can be resolved if vicious methods of dictatorship and pressure are archived and universal values of dialogue and mutual compromises are taken as a basis.
In this context, Lavrov cited the situation in the Caspian direction as a successful example, where not only the Convention was managed to be signed, but also a whole system has been established of legal mechanisms to ensure a positive balance of interests of all the Caspian littoral states.
The head of the foreign ministry also added that Russian diplomacy will continue to work to restore a culture of dialogue and compromise, to demilitarize cultural thinking, and will seek to reaffirm such unshakable fundamental norms of international law as respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs, non-use or threats of force, the right of peoples to determine their own fate. "I think that in this issue our Armenian colleagues and we will remain like-minded people," the head of the Russian foreign ministry summed up.