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Sarkisian Leaves for Stepanakert as Karabakh Negotiators Arrive in Yerevan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian unexpectedly left for Stepanakert early Friday as International mediators brokering a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement arrived in Yerevan for a series of meetings with Armenian leadership in hopes of building on the recent progress in peace talks. No official announcement had preceded the president’s departure. Sarkisian is not set to return