Baku has always confirmed to Moscow their readiness to hold peaceful negotiations with Yerevan, Spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing today, Report informs.
“We sent invitations to countries to meet in Moscow and on the sidelines of multilateral events in third countries. Baku has always confirmed to us their readiness to hold negotiations. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same about our Armenian partners,” Zakharova said.
In her opinion, such a refusal is likely due to the Armenian side’s reliance on Western mediators. "Perhaps they [the Armenian authorities] believe that their new advisers from Washington, Brussels, Paris will be able to offer something more interesting and effective. I don’t know, I think it’s always useful to evaluate the previous experiences of neighbors in order to understand what the gatherings under the auspices of the EU, including in Prague and Brussels, have led to," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.