Russia insists on an end of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh
Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his call to halt the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, where a second attempt at a truce was due to begin this Sunday.
Lavrov spoke by telephone with his Armenian counterpart, Zograb Mnatsakanian, and Azerbaijani, Dheijun Bairamov, whom he reminded about the statements made by Russia, the United States and France and the Minsk Group to end the hostilities.
In his talks with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan, Lavrov recalled commitments made by those countries on the 10th of last year in this city to put an end to the war, and then begin talks on substantial issues.
However, a second humanitarian truce agreed at midnight this Sunday between the waring parties was barely fulfilled, as mutual accusations of Armenia and Azerbaijan about the violation of the agreement were immediately made by each side.
From Baku, the Defense Ministry pointed out that the Armenian forces tried to attack along the line of confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh and, in addition, they shot at localities in Agdam, on the periphery of that region, according to the TV station from the capital.
In Yerevan, its authorities assured that Azeri troops carried out warlike actions in the southern direction of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the border with Iran. In that attack, the Armenian forces destroyed four Azeri tanks, pointed out the Defense Ministry of that country.
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