The deputy director of the Information and Press department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Aleksander Bikantov, called on the parties to resolve all emerging problems through political and diplomatic channels.
Bikantov posted comments on the website of the Russian diplomatic service warning that the situation on the common border between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains tense, so he called on Baku and Erevan to avoid any action that could lead to further degradation of the conflict.
The official expressed Moscow’s concern over the recent skirmishes in certain sections of the border, which caused human victims.
‘We express our condolences to the families of the victims and wish the recovery of the wounded,’ the spokesman said.
Bikantov said that the Russian authorities are willing to continue providing all necessary assistance to normalize the situation through measures that allow the reduction of tensions and the beginning of the joint process of defining the border.
He highlighted Moscow’s interest in actively supporting compliance with the agreements emanating from the trilateral declarations made by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia of November 9th, 2020 and January 11th, 2021.
According to the statements, the goal is to turn Transcaucasia into a zone of stability, security and prosperity.