Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Ashot Safaryan
Russia would recognize NKR if Armenia initialed the Association Agreement with EU, a Yerevan-based Hraparak newspaper writes.
According to the source, Russia openly hinted Yerevan that it wouldrecognize independence of Nagorno Karabakh and admit NKR to the Customs Union establishing a customs point between Karabakh - a member of the Customs Union - and 'European Armenia' with all ensuing consequences.
To remind, on Sept 3 in Moscow, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's intention to join the Customs Union and the process of the formation of the Eurasian Union. Vladimir Putin supported Sargsyan's decision and promised to contribute to Yerevan's accession to the Customs Union in every possible way. Meanwhile, Armenia was expected to initial an Association Agreement with EU, including DCFTA, at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in November along with some other countries.