04 August 2022

Russia Voices Concern over Mounting Escalation Between Armenia, Azerbaijan

  • Russia

Moscow, August 04 (QNA) - Russia voiced concerns Thursday over the accelerating escalation in the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Karabakh region.
In press statements, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin discussed in a meeting with the members of the Russian Security Council the escalation in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, noting that Moscow called both parties to exercise restraint and implement the tripartite agreements on the region.
"We are watching very closely, we are naturally concerned about the situation worsening, we ask the parties for restraint and most importantly to implement all provisions of the trilateral documents," said Peskov, pointing out that contacts between Russia and Armenia will help clarify the issues related to the activities of peace-keeping forces in Karabakh.
"The most important is to implement all obligations, which the parties assumed under these documents," he added, stressing the importance of abiding by the trilateral agreements as the starting point.
The dispute over the disputed region that erupted in the 1990s flared in the fall of 2020. The six-week battles left more than 6500 killed before a Russian-sponsored truce was forged and set into effect in Nov. 10, 2020.
On Friday, Putin and Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss in Sochi the files of energy and promoting bilateral trade ties as well as other regional and international issues. (QNA)


General, International, World countries, Russia
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