epa08761687 Armenian President Armen Sarkissian (L) is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting in in Brussels, Belgium, 21 October 2020. Sarkissian’s visit to Brussels will include talks n the implementation of the agreements on a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh. Armed clashes erupted on 27 September 2020 in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory along the contact line of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (also known as Artsakh). EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET / POOL

YEREVAN, October 24. /TASS/. Russia is a trusted and pro-active mediator concerning resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian’s press office said on Saturday, citing his interview with Egypt’s Al-Ahram Weekly.

“In the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russia is a trusted and pro-active mediator between the conflicting sides. Russia plays a crucial role here, and it demonstrated its commitment to finding a peaceful solution to the conflict by brokering a ceasefire on 10 October. We must admit that this was a courageous and timely move, even though the Azeri side remained aggressively stubborn and destructive,” Sarkissian said.

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