Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that it was premature to discuss the issue of bringing peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh. He told about this in an interview with Sky News TV channel.
According to him, the peacekeepers are one of the points of the basic principles developed by the OSCE Minsk Group for the settlement of the conflict, but it is too early to talk about this, Interfax-Azerbaijan quotes.
On October 9, Aliyev stated that the principles worked out by Russia, France and the United States on Nagorno-Karabakh should become the basis for the settlement of the conflict.
Earlier on Friday, during his address to the nation, Aliyev said that Baku would return its lands by any means, but wants to do it peacefully and gives Yerevan “the last chance”.
On Friday, negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh with the participation of the Russian side began in Moscow. They have been going on for almost 10 hours. For this purpose, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Zograeb Mnatsakanyan and Jeyhun Bayramov, arrived in the Russian capital. The ministers were invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He called for an end to the clashes in Karabakh.
The aggravation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh happened on September 27. Azerbaijan and Armenia, which dispute the ownership of the region, blamed each other for the escalation of the conflict.
The conflict in Karabakh began in February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the armed confrontation in 1992-1994, Baku lost control over the region and seven adjacent districts. Since 1992, negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, headed by three co-chairs – Russia, the United States and France.