The British Ambassador James Sharp, in an interview with the Azerbaijani service of the BBC, said that London would prefer to see multinational peacekeeping forces in Artsakh, rather than exclusively Russian ones so that the OSCE Minsk Group would conduct negotiations on a ceasefire. The Ambassador said that the status of Artsakh continues to remain unsolved.

 “The issues of the final settlement, the peace treaty should be resolved, and the Minsk Group co-chairs should play a role in this,” Sharp said. Thus, the UK joins the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States, and France, who do not accept the Russian-Turkish agreements and the trilateral statement as a settlement. Russia sees the role of the Minsk Group, the UN, and other structures exclusively in humanitarian issues, excluding the political component. 

Russia did not demand the withdrawal of the Turks from the territory of Armenia. In fact, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom state exactly this fact, considering the Russian-Turkish agreement’s aggression against Armenia.