Russia Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to Refrain From Use of Force

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Moscow called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to refrain from using force and return to the negotiating table, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday, reported the TASS news agency.

An Armenian journalist asked Zakharova to comment on an incident Monday, when Azerbaijani forces fired on military and civilian targets in Armenia’s Noyemberyan region, as a result of which a teenage boy and two soldiers were injured.

“According to available information, ceasefire violations are taking place on the border,” Zakharova said. “Civilian facilities and vehicles are coming under fire. There have been reports of casualties, including among civilians,” she added, once again failing to place the blame on Azerbaijan, which despite international calls to observe ceasefires during the coronavirus crisis, continues to provoke the situation.

“We call on both parties to show restraint, refrain from using force and return to the negotiating table as soon as the situation allows,” emphasized Zakharova.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

2 Comments

  1. Raffi said:

    Armenians are freedom loving people and everything has a limit, if the world community stays put in front of the unjust actions of totlitarian AH like Aliyev, than be it, copy Samson, distroy the temple.

  2. joe said:

    This is again is ridiculous. Why is Armenia included in the verbiage of needing to refrain? Refrain from What? Why doesn’t the OSCE directly talk to Azerbaijan about the gross cease fire valuations that occur daily? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS AT ALL?

Leave a Reply to joe Cancel reply

*

Top