Moscow calls on the parties to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to show maximum restraint and return to negotiations. This was announced on Thursday, November 5, by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“During the week, the situation in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remained tense, mutual shelling was noted along the entire line of contact between the parties, and civilian objects were also targeted. We call on the parties to show extreme restraint, to avoid strikes against the civilian population, to prevent the intervention of external forces, ”Zakharova said.
She noted that it is necessary in practice to seek a ceasefire, de-escalation of tension and resume negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
Zakharova added that Moscow received information about the transfer of militants from the Middle East to Karabakh and this, she said, could lead to the emergence of a terrorist enclave in the Transcaucasus.
The day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is doing everything possible and in its power to end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and save people’s lives.
Several days ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the main task of Russia as a mediator in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is to help Armenia and Azerbaijan get out of the “hot phase”.
Another escalation of the conflict in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic took place on September 27. Baku and Yerevan accused each other of shelling. The parties agreed on a ceasefire three times, but the fighting continues.