MOSCOW (Public Radio of Armenia)—Moscow urges the parties of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to refuse the application of force and demonstrate political will to reach a compromise, an official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, has said, RIA Novosti reports.
“Unfortunately, the renewal of political dialogue gets more complicated because of [the] escalation of [the] situation in the conflict zone, increased number of victims, including civilians,” she said, adding that, “further escalation is simply inadmissible.”
“We call on the parties to refuse the use of force and demonstrate political will necessary for reaching a compromise,” she said.
According to Zakharova, the settlement of the Karabakh conflict was discussed in detail during the visits of the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers to Moscow in April-May of this year.
“The topic is on the agenda of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s contacts with foreign counterparts. We are working in that direction in close cooperation with France and the United States. The Minister recently held a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, during which the parties referred to practical issues of conflict settlement ahead of the forthcoming visit of the mediators this month,” Zakharova said.