Saturday, April 2, 2016

Russian State Duma vice speaker says "third force" is behind Nagorno-Karabakh events.


Russian State Duma vice speaker says "third force" is behind Nagorno-Karabakh events. (Tass).

Vice speaker of Russia’ State Duma (lower house of parliament) Sergei Zheleznyak has said a "third force" is behind developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region describing them as a provocation.

"It is clear that the force that continues to fan the flames of war in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus dissatisfied with the peacekeeping and counter-terror success of Russia and our allies in Syria is interested in the speedy exacerbation of the protracted conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region," the parliamentarian wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

According to Zheleznyak, "neither Azerbaijan nor Armenia essentially need this exacerbation now."

He noted that "there is every likelihood that this provocation has been organized by a third force," adding that "information on its presence is beginning to leak out."

In view of this, he drew attention to the fact that "at night in the mountains it is enough to have a few trained armed persons who know the opposing sides’ balance of forces to provoke them to open reciprocal ‘reprisal’ fire."

"That’s why the Russian president and our government agencies urge Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease fire and not to allow to draw them into someone else’s insidious game, as long as it is still possible," he noted, adding that "Russia will do its utmost to defuse tensions in the Caucasus."

"I hope the Caucasian wisdom will prevail over emotion," Zheleznyak wrote. Read the full story here.More here.

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