Certain Western countries are attempting to destabilize the situation around Karabakh and are openly struggling against Russia in the region, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview on the Rossiya-1 TV channel, Report informs referring to TASS.

“Such struggle was with diplomatic masks worn sometime probably about three, four, five years ago. These masks were thrown off long ago at present and the struggle is head-on, with visors raised,” Peskov said, commenting on statements of Western politicians about the task of ousting Russian peacekeepers from the region and rupture ties between Russia and Armenia.