NATO calls on to start negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

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NATO calls on to start negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia should start peace talks on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made such an appeal at a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, their statements are published on the alliance website.

He also expressed concern about the death of civilians in the zone of the Karabakh conflict and called on the parties to a ceasefire. “This conflict poses a risk to all areas, including energy. This is a very dangerous situation for the entire region, including for the members of the alliance, ”added Stoltenberg.

In October, the presidents of Russia, France and the United States, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, issued a joint statement on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, in which they called on the parties to the conflict to immediately end hostilities. The leaders of the three countries called on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to resume negotiations to resolve the situation.

On September 27, clashes broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku reported that Armenian forces fired at Azerbaijani positions and settlements and announced a counteroffensive. Yerevan stated that Azerbaijan attacked the unrecognized republic. The Armenian side claims that 4,000 militants are fighting on the side of Azerbaijan, which Turkey has transferred from Syria.

In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority of whose population were Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol. However, hostilities periodically resume.

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