Putin urges sides of conflict to stop shooting in Nagorno-Karabakh

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian president also invited the representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan to hold talks in Moscow
12:45, 9 October 2020

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

President of Russia Vladimir Putin urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop shooting in Nagorno-Karabakh and invited the foreign ministries of these countries for consultations in Moscow as the Kremlin reported.

“After the number of phone talks with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of Russia appeals with the urge to stop the combat actions held in the zone of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on humanitarian grounds to exchange bodies of deceased and prisoners,” the message said.

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Moreover, Putin invited foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia for consultations in Moscow on October 9.

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov should mediate at this meeting.

On September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern, and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

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On the same day, the Republic of Armenia applied to the European Court of Human Rights with a request to apply an interim measure in accordance with Rule 39 of the Rules of the Court in order to stop military attacks on civilian settlements along the line of contact between the armed forces of Armenia and Artsakh.

On September 30, it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in response to a request from Armenia, approved measures by which it ordered Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.


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