“The settlement between Azerbaijan and Armenia is possible only when the extra-regional forces stop interfering in the conflict, but the steps of the West for now only aggravate the situation,” said Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, during a meeting with CIS partners in Moscow.

“We are interested in stabilizing the situation in the South Caucasus region, creating conditions for its development and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation,” he said.

According to the Secretary of the Council of the Russian Federation, Russia is consistently taking steps towards the comprehensive regulation of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations in the interest of signing a peace treaty between these countries, demarcating borders and opening transport communications.

“Practice shows that this is possible only if extra-regional powers do not intervene. “The actions of Western countries provoke the degradation of the situation in the region and contribute to the preservation of contradictions,” he emphasized.

The government of Western Armenia regrets that Russia did not respect the obligations it undertook towards Artsakh and its Armenian population and did not prevent the genocide of Artsakh Armenians.