Russia Urges Sides to Karabakh Conflict to Resume Talks

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

MOSCOW—Russia called on the parties to the Karabakh conflict to “take steps to stabilize the situation and stop the bloodshed among the civilian population,” the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Zakharova told reporters Thursday.

“According to the information received from the parties to the Karabakh conflict, a new violation of the ceasefire regime was registered at the line of contact in the evening of July 4, which resulted in human losses among the peaceful population, including children,” Zakharova said.

She offered condolences to the families of the victims and added that “further bloodshed is unacceptable.”

“We urge the parties to take all measured to stabilize the situation and support the opinion of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, who stress the need to stop violence and resume negotiations,” Zakharova said.

On the evening of July 4, Azerbaijani forces launched a massive attack on Artsakh positions in Varanda, formerly Fizouli, prompting retaliation by Artsakh forces, which resulted in the human casualties on the Azerbaijani side, as well as the destruction of a military post in the village of Alkhani.


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  1. GB said:

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova should study more, that Armenia does not have conflict. Conflict created by Russia, in order to control Axeris oil output, where Aliyev’s on time payments toward Putin’s military adventurism is a must!

  2. State of Emergency said:

    Start by halting arm shipments to the other side!

  3. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    The mercenary bastards of the world will not stop selling arms to anyone. The only wat to stop the Azerys is to defeat them utterly. A surgical killing strike agaist Aliev would go a long way in changing minds in Azerbaijan. And since we know where all the Aliev family assets are overseas, why are we not firing them. We now where the pipeline is. Why not bomb it to stop the cash. First warn all the countries that support Azerbaijan, that the oil will stop if they dont. Armenian need to be proactive. And use Russian citizens, that way, Armenia can’t be blamed. We act like we are small , weak and vulnerable. Actually, we have all of Western Europe by the “gonads”. Blow the pipeline in the dead of winter, promise to do the same every winter, and see what happens. Nothing. We have learned to live with what we have, but they can’t live with what they don’t have. So, better still, capture a section of the pipeline, and demand transit payments. We have nothing to loose. Europe, Turky, Azerbaijan will not attack Russia, If we succeed, the Russians will be happy, and we will be rich, powerful.