Russian peacekeepers are the guarantor of the peace in Karabakh, President Vladimir Putin said Friday at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State, according to TASS.

“The Russian peacekeeping contingent acts as the guarantor of the achieved peace. With our assistance, the delivery of humanitarian cargo is carried out, and the territories are cleared of mines,” Putin said.

Commenting on the situation around Karabakh, Putin stated that “a bad peace is better than a good war”.