Russia declined to comment on Turkey's participation in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Russia declined to comment on Turkey's participation in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Andrey Rudenko

Russia declined to comment on data on Turkey's alleged participation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. These words were made by the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko, he is quoted by Interfax.

He noted that representatives of the department cannot comment on such information.

Earlier it was reported that Turkey deployed several thousand Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan. Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toganyan stated that the militants are already participating in hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The day before, on September 27, hostilities began in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, because of which Azerbaijan has been waging a territorial dispute with Armenia for 30 years. The parties accused each other of provocation, escalation of the conflict and shelling of settlements.

Azerbaijan claims that during the offensive it occupied several villages and advantageous heights. Nagorno-Karabakh declares that it has lost only some positions, some of which it has already returned.

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.

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