by Tatevik Shahunyan
The future of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process depends on the will of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia.
He believes that it is in Putin's hands to decide the future of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. "Yes, we are against war, we don't want to see Armenians and Azeris killed, but there is no peace without war. Simply we must know that the key to peace is in the Kremlin, in the hands of the Russian President. Such was the case 100 years ago and will always be. So, let's hope that Putin's decision will be wise and will please both the Armenians and the Azeris," Zhirinovsky says.
He believes that nobody will allow ruining the welfare Azernaijan is enjoying now. "The Armenian, Azeri and Russian presidents will certainly meet to discuss this. Of course, there are also other forces, but these leaders speak Russian and can perfectly understand one another. I am sure that Ilham Aliyev will not allow a new bloody war," says Zhirinovsky. The presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia are expected to meet in Sochi Aug 8-9.