3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight
3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

Russia, U.S and France were drafting a joint statement on Thursday about the war between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces within the Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Interfax agency referenced the Kremlin as saying.

Russia and France had earlier requested an instantaneous ceasefire between the duo because the price increased within the heaviest clashes since the 1990s round the region – a part of Azerbaijan but migrate by its mostly ethnic Armenian inhabitants.

Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying that President Putin had talked about the crisis with Russia’s Security Council and told it about “preparations for a joint statement on Nagorno-Karabakh by the presidents of Russia, the U.S. and France”.

Russian president, Putin and French President, Emmanuel Macron had earlier talked about how the Organization for Security and Co-operation’s (OSCE) Minsk group, which mediates within the conflict, could assist to terminate the fighting, consistent with the Kremlin.

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

“A joint statement with the Russians and Americans isn’t simple and it’s even more difficult within the present climate,” a French official told Reuters.

Russia has also granted to host the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for discussions on terminating the fight, which flared abreast on Sunday, restoring a decades-old crisis over the mountainous enclave.

Numerous individuals are reported to have been killed and hundreds wounded since then. Nagorno-Karabakh  separated faraway from Azerbaijan during a 1991-94 war that left 30,000 people killed, but isn’t recorded internationally as an independent republic.

Azerbaijan’s general prosecutor’s office said Armenian shelling had killed a civilian within the Azeri town of Terter on Thursday morning and badly damaged the railway station.

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

Armenia’s defence ministry spokeswoman said Azeri forces had attempted to regroup but had been stopped from doing so.

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Armenia said two French nationals working for France’s Le Monde newspaper had been injured during Azeri shelling of the Armenian town of Martuni and had since being taken to the hospital. An Armenian government source said they were in grave condition.

Television footage publicized by the Ankara-based Anadolu Agency displayed reporters running for canopy behind a wall at an unknown location in Nagorno-Karabakh after what it said was Armenian shelling. Loud blasts was also heard within the background.

The emergence of a “frozen conflict” dated back to the collapse of the Soviet Union has raised concerns about stability within the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets, and caused fears that regional powers, Russia and Turkey might be drawn in.

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

“France President, Macron and Russia president, Putin reached an agreement on the necessity for a joint effort to succeed in a ceasefire within the framework of Minsk,” Macron’s office revealed during a statement after the 2 leaders spoke by telephone late on Wednesday.

The Kremlin said there was no option to using “political and diplomatic methods” to bring an end to the crisis.

Russia and France co-chair the Minsk group with the U.S. The group has not seen since the recent fighting began.

Macron’s office reported that Putin and him “also shared their thought regarding the sending of Syrian mercenaries by Turkey to Nagorno-Karabakh”.

Turkey, an in depth ally of mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, has offered to support Azerbaijan, but has refuted the claim that they sent mercenaries.

3-Countries Steps into Armenian and Azerbaijan-Fight

Macron, France president whose country is accommodating about 600,000 people of Armenian origin, has put an allegation Turkey of “warlike” rhetoric.

A German government source said European Union leaders would put into consideration the conflict at a summit starting in Brussels afterward Thursday.


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