Russian official: Karabakh conflict sides display tendencies to understanding

Russian official: Karabakh conflict sides display tendencies to understanding

PanARMENIAN.Net - Tendencies to understanding between Nagorno Karabakh conflicting parties are notable, Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenk said.

"It can be resolved only through political and democratic means. There is no other solution," Matviyenko noting restoration of confidence as the key point in negotiation process.

In this context, she stressed the need for more active involvement of intellectuals and cultural figures in the process.

Russia official further said that Russia's position on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is well known.

"As members of the Minsk Group, both the current president of the country and his predecessor took every effort to foster the negotiation process. Russia will continue its efforts for a peaceful resolution of the conflict," Trend qouted Ms. Matviyenk as saying.

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President Serzh Sargsyan said earlier that the Armenian side lost some 800 hectares (around 8 square kilometers) in the course of 4-day.
The parties discussed the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone following the early April's 4-day war and the ways to overcome the consequences.
At the meeting, the parties addressed opportunities to overcome consequences of the 4-day violence in Karabakh in early April.
“There can be no success in negotiations if violence continues, and there can be no peace without a negotiation process,” the statement said.
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