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Moscow: US plans to open "second front" against Russia in South Caucasus

 

Moscow:

 US plans to open "second front" 

against Russia in South Caucasus


Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galusin warned of Washington's

 intentions to open a "second front" against Russia from the South Caucasus

noting that the United States has long made no secret of those intentions.


"Washington has long hidden the fact that it views the South Caucasus

 as a starting point for opening a" second front "against Russia

Galozin told Novosti.


"All this is fundamentally contrary to the real interests of

 the peoples of the region."


Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

 had previously indicated that Armenia "on the proposal or motivation of

 the West" was demonstrating its intentions to radically reorient its foreign policy.


Zakharova stressed that the actions of the United States and the European 

Union were "in line with the goal of 

removing Russia from  the South Caucasus region."


Last year, Yerevan and Baku, through the mediation of Russia

the United States 

and the European Union, began discussing a future peace treaty.


At the end of May this year, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of

 Armenia said that Yerevan was ready to recognize Azerbaijan's 

sovereignty within the framework of the Soviet-era borders, i.e. 

with the Karabakh region.


Last September, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that 

the Armenian leadership had essentially recognized Azerbaijan's

 sovereignty over the Karabakh region.


For his part

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan stated that Azerbaijan

 and Armenia could sign a peace treaty before the end of 

the year if Yerevan did not change its positions.