Ukraine supports Azerbaijan, but calls on the parties to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to de-escalate, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on October 2.
On the eve of the deputy of the presidential party “Servant of the People” Lyudmila Marchenko announced Kiev’s readiness to provide Baku not only humanitarian, but also military assistance.
According to Zelensky, only he has the right to resolve such issues. So far, there is no talk of military assistance.
“We have an understandable and, I believe, a balanced and correct position as a state: we call for dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia and for the de-escalation of this conflict,” the statement on the website of the President of Ukraine says.
The Ukrainian leader noted that in recent years, Kiev and Baku have established close ties both at the economic and geopolitical levels, therefore Ukraine supports Azerbaijan.
Under Zelensky, he added that the example of Nagorno-Karabakh demonstrates that conflicts should “be resolved, not frozen.”
The military actions of the unrecognized Karabakh Republic resumed on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for the start of the shelling. Russia, France, the United States and the UN called on the parties to a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement.