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
The current actions of Turkey and Azerbaijan suggest that Armenian-Russian relations already depend on their tandem, the former Human Rights Defender of Armenia, former MP Larisa Alaverdyan told journalists on Saturday.
"But if their actions run counter of Russia's interests, the Kremlin will make it known to them. For the time being President Putin's visit to Baku was the best gift he could make to his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev before the forthcoming presidential election in Azerbaijan," Alaverdyan said.
She regrets that Armenia continues being passive in this process. "We must become an active part of the world community," Alaverdyan said.
She believes that Nagorno-Karabakh is becoming an increasingly important factor in the South Caucasus due to its growing army and economy.