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Involvement of any country in settlement of Karabakh conflict must be agreed upon by Armenia, Azerbaijan - Spokesman for the Russian President

28 October 2020 [17:54] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

The involvement of any country in the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh must be agreed upon by Armenia and Azerbaijan, Spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said, Trend reports citing TASS.

Peskov made the remark answering the question of whether Turkey should be more involved in the next round of talks on Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The point of view of only two sides is important in this matter, meaning Azerbaijan and Armenia. Only the opposing countries can agree or wish the participation of this or that state in the settlement process,” the spokesman said.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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