After a meeting with the presidents of three Transcaucasus
states on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to step up its peace efforts in the region. Russia would focus on mediating in the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
"Russia will use all means to take an active part in settling conflicts in the Caucasus region," Interfax quoted
Putin as saying. "Russia is mostly concerned about finding ways
to solve the Karabakh conflict", said Russian President.
Putin spoke to reporters after a meeting of the "Caucasus Four" group, comprising Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Harry Tamrazian, Prague