[As usual, both Azeri and Armenian govts. deny responsibility in this latest cross-border attack, while the Azerbaijanis add that it would take only “10 days to liberate the occupied lands.” The global power centers which are continually pushing for war in the South Caucasus region will keep on agitating until they generate a proper spark to light the fuse.]
Russian Foreign Ministry: “We are concerned about the incident in contact line of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops resulting death of many soldiers”
[ 07 Jun 2012 17:39 ]
Moscow. Farid Akbarov – APA. “We are concerned about the violation of ceasefire in the contact line of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops, the incident resulting death of many soldiers from both sides on June 4 and 5”, said spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
He said that Russia, as a co-chair country in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, called the parties to settle the conflict peacefully and refrain from use of force.
“I remind once again that the joint statements of Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents at Sochi meeting on January 23, 2012. That statement said that the peace negotiations should be continued. I want to note that Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers will meet with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on June 18 in Paris. We want to believe that the latest incidents, ceasefire violation will be clarified at that meeting. Russia, as a co-chair country, believes that the parties would remain loyal to the results of Sochi meeting of the presidents”.
In his response to question on ineffectiveness of the OSCE Minsk Group, Lukashevich said that Russia didn’t agree with this approach: “Russia as the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair will continue its efforts toward the peaceful settlement of the conflict”.