Russian, Azeri Defense Ministers discuss Karabakh escalation

Russian, Azeri Defense Ministers discuss Karabakh escalation

PanARMENIAN.Net - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Azerbaijani counterpart Zakir Hasanov discussed the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday, March 25.

The phone call comes amid renewed tension in Karabakh (Artsakh). In the past two days, Azerbaijan has been using drones and other munitions to attack Nagorno-Karabakh and has managed to capture a village, kill two soldiers and injure at least five others. It was reported on Friday that lengthy negotiations of the Russian peacekeeping troops have not yielded significant results, and that the Azeris have not returned to the starting positions.

Shoigu and Hasanov weighed in on "the ways to stabilize the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and maintain security in South Caucasus," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The two also discussed the course of the peacekeeping operation and the humanitarian situation in the region.

Armenia’s Representative on International Legal Matters has submitted a request with the European Court of Human Rights for urgent interim measures over Azerbaijan's recent violations of the rights of the people of Artsakh.

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