Pushkov drew a line under the statements of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Karabakh conflict.
Let us remind you that on the eve, in an interview with Dmitry Kiselev, Director General of the Russia Today news agency, Nikol Pashinyan stated that Armenia cannot cross the line, which is the right of Nagorno-Karabakh to self-determination. At the same time, Ilham Aliyev claims that under no circumstances will Azerbaijan consent to the independence of the region.
The senator named possible scenarios for the development of the situation in Karabakh, stating that there is "not a hint of a compromise" between the warring parties: their "red lines" mutually destroy each other. "The basic positions of Baku and Yerevan are irreconcilable, which was obvious even without the statements of Aliyev and Pashinyan," the politician noted in his Telegram channel.
Pushkov believes that the UN cannot do anything in this situation, since there is a kind of paradox in Karabakh: two basic principles of international law - territorial integrity and the right to self-determination - collided "in an uncompromising battle."
According to Pushkov, historical examples - for example, the war in Kosovo - show that the victory of one of the two principles is achieved only through the balance of forces.
Also, the senator did not rule out the option of a postponed resolution of the issue, as, for example, in the case of Transnistria.