“Russia will be involved in the drafting of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the possible signing of the document does not imply the withdrawal of the peacekeeping forces from Karabakh,” Head of Armenia’s Security Council Armen Grigoryan said, according to Interfax.
He pointed out that Russia is also interested in peace in the region, the unblocking of communications, the delimitation of borders and a long-term solution to the Karabakh problem.
“Russia will be involved in handling these issues,” Grigoryan said.
According to him, “speaking of security guarantees, Yerevan also considers Moscow’s participation in building this security architecture.
“And I believe that the issue of the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers should not be raised in the long term. If we are talking about security guarantees, there should be an international presence there, at least for a certain period of time,” Grigoryan stressed.
When asked who was in control of the process of preparing for the signing of a peace treaty, the Secretary of the Security Council said, “Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Brussels, Washington are in control.”
“They are providing assistance so that a solution to the problem can be found. You know that there is a certain disagreement within the OSCE Minsk Group on geopolitical issues, but the main responsible parties in the process of preparing for the signing of a peace treaty are Yerevan and Baku, while Moscow, Brussels and Washington are trying to help us,” Grigoryan said.