March 4, 2011 - 20:35 AMT
Even protracted talks prevent situation around Karabakh from serious deterioration

Over the last 3 years, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been increasing their military power. Even protracted negotiation process prevents the situation around Karabakh from serious deterioration, the Chairman of Federation Council Committee for CIS Affairs stated.

Dwelling on the role of Russia in Karabakh conflict settlement, Vadim Gustov noted that “in its relations with Baku, Moscow risks its energy preferences.”

“Russia is selling weapon to Azerbaijan, while Azerbaijan is allows Russia to use Gabalin Radar Station as an alternative to American ABM in Czech Republic and Poland,” Trud newspaper cited the expert as saying.

On March 5, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will meet in Sochi at the invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for a tripartite meeting on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The meeting will also be attended by the OSCE MG co-chairs.