The possible escalation of the Karabakh conflict will not benefit either Armenia or other countries of the region, Armenian’s Defense minister Vigen Sargsyan said in an interview with Lenta.ru. He did not rule out the possibility of resumption of armed conflict with Azerbaijan.
“A trilateral agreement on ceasefire was signed between Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia in 1994. Unfortunately, Baku has been torpedoing the peace process for over 20 years now. Moreover, it has been foiling all attempts of the international community in the face of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to seek ways of conflict settlement. The large-scale military adventure against Nagorno Karabakh Azerbaijan undertook this April was a complete failure. We base our work on the presumption of the possibility of resumption of hostilities,” the Armenian Defense Minister said.
He added that “it’s pretty obvious that the possible escalation of the conflict will not benefit either Armenia or other countries of the region.”
“As the guarantor of security of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Yerevan will have to engage in the conflict. It’s clear that the resumption of war will become a serious threat for the whole South Caucasus,” Vigen Sargsyan said.