No treaty envisages involvement of Russian base in hostilities in Karabakh

Fri 01 Nov 2013 02:43 GMT | 06:43 Local Time

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MP Rasim Musabayov has commented on reports in Armenia media about possible involvement of Russia into the armed conflict ‘in line with the CSTO treaty responsibilities, if Azerbaijan decides to return Nagorno Karabakh through force’.

The statement came from commander of the 102nd military base, colonel Andrey Ruzinski.

“No treaty envisages the involvement of the Russian base into the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh on Armenian part”, MP and political scientist Rasim Musabayov.

According to Musabayov, in this issues it is impossible to trust the Armenian media because the CSTO Secretary General, Nikolai Bordyuzha.

He said that the issue of dislocating CSTO peacekeepers in Karabakh area is never discussed.

 “Therefore, I believe that this is the Armenian interpretation of the statement of the Russian military. The Russian colonel can also be just incompetent or bribed by Armenians and can say things that are beyond his powers”, the political scientist said.

According to him, Armenians do not conceal that in case of hostilities, they will attack from their territory to provoke the response actions from Azerbaijan against the territory of Armenia, since it would theoretically create an opportunity to involve Russia into the conflict on its side.

“If they mean this, Russia realizes everything well and can differ the provocative actions from actions related with forced defence”, he said.

No comments were received from the Russian embassy on this issue.

The news service for the Russian embassy to Azerbaijan stated that ‘it is not part of their competence, because the statement was made by a military structure’. The office of the military attaché in the Russian embassy also refused to comment on this issue.

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