The political directors of Russia and the European Union (EU) stressed the need to observe the humanitarian truce in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was reported on Thursday, October 15, by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The publication on the website of the foreign ministry clarifies that Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko held scheduled consultations with the Deputy Secretary General of the European Foreign Policy Service Enrique Mora.
“On the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, the need to observe a humanitarian truce was emphasized, an agreement on which was reached in Moscow at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 10,” the statement says.
In addition, the parties discussed issues of the international agenda, in particular the situation in the Middle East, in Belarus and the settlement of the conflict in Donbass. Among other things, the interlocutors spoke in detail about the state of affairs in the OSCE and the Council of Europe.
“On the Russian side it was emphasized that interaction with the EU is possible, but only on the basis of equality and consideration of each other’s legitimate interests,” the Foreign Ministry added.
Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed on a ceasefire on October 9 following the talks held in Moscow on the initiative of the Russian side. According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the meeting was initially of a consultative nature, but after almost 11 hours of negotiations it was possible to agree on a document that became the starting point in the settlement of the conflict.
At the same time, fighting soon resumed, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone is close to a humanitarian catastrophe.
Another aggravation of the military conflict between Baku and Yerevan in Karabakh took place on September 27. There are casualties both among the military and among the civilian population.