Russia rejects Turkish accusation of arms supply to Armenia
Moscow, Oct. 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected on Sunday Turkey's allegations it is supplying weapons to Armenia, along with France and the United States, considering such an approach detrimental to a solution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Duma's (Russian lower house) International Relations Committee Chairman, Leonid Slutski, said that, on the contrary, Russia, France and the United States, that co-chair the Minsk Group, called for a halt to hostilities and to seek a peaceful solution to the dispute.
Since September 27, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been engaged in an armed confrontation around the aforementioned mountainous enclave, where a second attempt to establish a humanitarian truce was made.
Slutsky considered that, unfortunately, statements like those of Turkey do not help at all to a peaceful solution and a reduction in the escalation of the conflict.
The leaders of the countries co-chairing the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) issued communiqués demanding an immediate end to the hostilities and the beginning of talks, the lawmaker recalled.
The legislator also pointed out that on the 10th, almost 11-hour talks between the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss the first attempt to a truce.
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