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Kremlin deeply concerned over situation in Armenia-Azerbaijan border

14.07.2020   16:40

 Russia is deeply concerned over the current situation in the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and urges the sides to show restraint and establish ceasefire, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, reports RIA Novosti.

“We are deeply concerned by the shootings registered on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. We urge the sides to show restraint and adhere to the commitments assumed under the ceasefire”, Peskov said. “Russia (we have already announced at different levels) is ready to make mediation efforts for the settlement of the issue as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair country. You know that phone conversations have been held between the Russian foreign minister and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts. We once again urge the sides to show restraint”.

The Azerbaijani armed forces launched an attack on an Armenian military base located in Tavush province on July 12, using artillery, mortars and UAVs. In addition, the Azerbaijani side also shelled the town of Chinari in the province with mortars, damaging civilian homes. On July 14 the Azerbaijani armed forces continued targeting the civilian infrastructures of the Armenian town of Berd, using an attacking drone.

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