Asked whether any progress can be anticipated of the upcoming OSCE summit in Astana, he said: "As one of the co-chairing states of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia assists in the process of Karabakh conflict settlement, considering our special friendly ties with both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev deals with the issue on his own. His objective is to elaborate the first comprehensive document entitled The Basic Principles for the Settlement of Karabakh Conflict. As a legally binding instrument it might predetermine the main trends towards the implementation of a peaceful settlement agreement.
We closely collaborate with both French and US co-chairs. Prior to the summit in Astana, the co-chairs had meetings ... »»»