The United States reacted to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan by calling on the countries for an immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is stated in a statement by the US State Department, RIA Novosti reports.
Washington expressed concern over the escalation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The US State Department noted that the participation of third countries will only increase tensions in the region.
The State Department called on Yerevan and Baku to abandon belligerent rhetoric and actions that could aggravate the situation. In addition, the United States is ready to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan in resolving the situation.
Earlier, UN head Antonio Guterres called on both sides to immediately end hostilities and return to peace talks. In addition, Gutterresch condemns the use of force and deplores the loss of life in both countries. He noted that he intends to contact Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
In the morning of September 27, it became known about the aggravation of the situation in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Yerevan and Baku blame the escalation on each other. Mobilization has been announced in Armenia, the authorities of the disputed region are reporting dead Armenian soldiers and civilians.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, inhabited mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, with the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol. Military operations are resumed periodically.