ArmInfo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that there are more than two drafts of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
So, on December 5 in Moscow, at a press conference with his counterpart from Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, when asked to tell in more detail about the Washington and Moscow draft peace treaties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in particular, said: "Well, there are probably more than two of them. Because the Moscow project was prepared long ago, at the beginning of this year, and handed over to the parties as confirmation of the desire of the Russian Federation to help find a common base. And it was generally positively received by the parties."
As Lavrov continued, however, since then there have been well-known proposals of Azerbaijan - 5 principles, there was a reaction of the Prime Minister of Armenia to these proposals, and quite recently, this fall, just during the visit of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to Washington, the Azerbaijani side presented another version of a possible document.
"After returning from Washington, as I understand it, the Armenian side presented its counterproposals. And we are still ready to assist the parties in this matter. But, in this matter, as far as I understand, it is very important to determine the main, fundamental things And in this sense , what was agreed upon by the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Prague on October 6, of course, is of landmark importance, when they confirmed their focus on solving all problems on the basis of the UN Charter and the Alma-Ata Declaration of December 1991," he said.
According to him, if this is so, and it is definitely so, since it was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan, then the solution of the problem is greatly facilitated.
In turn, Bayramov confirmed that various projects are being considered. "We consider this issue as fundamental from the point of view of the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. Azerbaijan has a clear vision of this issue and a desire to resolve it," he said, recalling that it was Azerbaijan, after the aggression against Artsakh and the occupation of its territories, that proposed " turn the page of enmity" and in February of this year proposed 5 principles of a peace treaty.
When asked to assess the document adopted by the French legislature, which, among other things, calls for imposing sanctions on Azerbaijan in connection with the aggression against Armenia, Bayramov ironically accused France of bias and allegedly obstructing the negotiation process.
"We believe that the main responsibility in this matter lies with the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides. 30 years of the history of the conflict have shown that it is naive to sit and wait for someone to come and solve the issue for us," Bayramov said. At the same time, it seems that, by the way, they covertly accuse some third countries of trying to raise the level of confrontation in the region and artificially increase their importance in regional processes.
He also found it difficult to clarify when the peace treaty would be signed, while adding that Azerbaijan was ready to do it as soon as possible.