GORKI, February 1. /TASS/. It is too early to discuss the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, as it may lead to an escalation of tensions, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said.
"It is completely obvious to everyone right now that the matter of its [Karabakh’s] status has not been resolved, but we cannot discuss it right now, as any electrification of this field of discussion around its status leads to a very powerful charge," he said in an interview with Russian media.
Medvedev pointed out that the conflict sides have very different stances on the matter, "even within Armenia, discussions are underway." "I would like to remind you that Armenia did not recognize the independence of Karabakh. For some reason, people are forgetting that, but this is true. So it would be better to move the discussion of its status for the future," he noted.