“Russia sees that several non-regional actors attempt to bring the instability in Ukraine to the South Caucasus region,” said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mariya Zakharova at the briefing held today, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
She said that a number of actors from outside the region are trying to bring instability in Ukraine not only to the South Caucasus region but to other parts of the post-Soviet space: “You see which attempts are made for destabilizing the situation in post-Soviet space. Of course, it is a very destructive and dangerous line. We continue energetic efforts to destabilize the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Moscow is in contact both with Baku and Yerevan. Relevant steps are being taken through CSTO too. Of course, ensuring a sustainable ceasefire regime and withdrawal of all forces to previous positions are important. Yes, we indeed see that several non-regional players wanted to implement peace agreements. In principle, we are not envious. We are always ready to share success. However, now we observe another tendency. They are trying to be a spanner in the implementation of these agreements, which is a serious issue. As before, we believe that the guarantee of stability in the South Caucasus lies in the full implementation of all clauses of the trilateral agreements. In the current situation, we consider it important to activate work on all tracks, including the opening of economic and transport communications in the region, the delimitation of borders, and the agreement of a peace agreement. We have concentrated on the realization of the agreements reached."