Moscow, OSCE Minsk Group consult on Karabakh escalation: Kremlin

Moscow, OSCE Minsk Group consult on Karabakh escalation: Kremlin

PanARMENIAN.Net - Moscow has started consultations with the OSCE Minsk Group mediators on the escalation in Nagorno Karabakh, a Kremlin spokesperson said, according to RIA.

“We closely follow the development of the situation,” Maria Zakharova said.

Also, the spokeswoman called for restraint on the contact line.

The MG Co-chairs will meet in Vienna next week to discuss escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone.

On the night of April 1-2, Azerbaijani armed forces initiated overt offensive operations in the southern, southeastern and northeastern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh, using artillery, armored fighting vehicles and air force equipment among other weapons.

Aside from the battles on the frontline, the rival has also carried out artillery strikes on civilian settlements and places of permanent deployment of several military units.

On April 2, at around 8:30 am, the rival used BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher in the Martuni direction of the contact line. 12-year-old Vaghinak Grigoryan was killed in the shelling, two more children were wounded.

Earleir, the Nagorno Karabakh special forces identified an Azerbaijani subversive group near the Levonarkh settlement and threw the saboterus back to their positions.

According to Armenia’s Defense Ministry, the rival troops retreated after suffering several human losses.

Military operations are currently underway.

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