Russia, France and US demand end of combats in Nagorno-Karabakh
Moscow, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his peers from the United States, Donald Trump, and France, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday demanded in a declaration the end of combats between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The declaration says that the three heads of State, on behalf of the countries that co-chair the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), strongly condemn the escalation of violence in the line of contact in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.
We demand the immediate end to hostilities between the armed forces of the parties involved, the joint document stresses.
We also demand that the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan immediately assume good-faith commitments without setting previous conditions to resume the negotiations on an agreement with the assistance of the co-presidents of the Minsk Group of the OSCE, it underlines.
In Brussels, where he attended a summit of the European Union, Macron noted that he had agreed with Putin and Trump to keep a fluid exchange of information on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The French president said that his government had 'reliable' information about the participation of Turkish armed groups in the combats in that mountainous region.
He added that France was ready to rescue the French journalists who were injured during an Azeri attack in Nagorno-Karabakh.
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it was unacceptable that the Minsk Group of the OSCE demanded an end of the combats in Nagorno-Karabakh instead of calling on Armenia to withdrawal from the occupied territories in that region.
The bilateral dispute started in 1988. It was resumed in 1992, and two years later the parties involved signed an armistice under the auspices of the Minsk Group.
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