March 4, 2011 - 13:29 AMT
Yerevan, Moscow will try to gain signing of document on nonaggression by Aliyev

Director of Caucasus Institute, political analyst Alexander Iskandaryan said that during the upcoming meeting in Sochi the Armenian and Russian Presidents will try to gain signing of a document on nonaggression by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Commenting on the March 5 meeting between the Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents in Sochi, Iskandaryan told a press conference in Yerevan: “The Armenian and Russian parties will try to gain signing of a document by Aliyev as a maximum or his promise about a peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict as a minimum. But I do not see reasons, due to which Aliyev will agree to it,” the political analyst said, adding that hostilities have not been launched in Karabakh yet only due to the lack of a similar desire in Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.

According to Iskandaryan, the Russian party currently tries to maintain the existing process, while the other OSCE Minsk Group’s co-chair countries gave a carte blanche to Moscow for it.