Lavrov: We are working with Azerbaijan for "normal life" in Karabakh
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answered journalists' questions on the situation in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Valday International Discussion Club in Sochi.
Stating that work continues in Karabakh, Lavrov said: "We are working with our Azerbaijani colleagues and neighbours to stabilise the situation in Karabakh, to strengthen confidence there, to create conditions for the resumption of normal life, for Azerbaijanis and Armenians to continue their common life. I hope that Yerevan will also pay attention to this issue and make efforts for this."
Denying the allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin forced Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to give Karabakh to Azerbaijan with the agreement to end the war in 2020, Lavrov reminded that Pashinyan himself signed the document in Europe to recognise Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory.