Armenia is ready to return to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue with Azerbaijan

July 17, 2021, 10:11 amYEREVAN, JULY 17 (PRINSA LATINA) Armenia’s interim Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said today that his country is ready to resume negotiations with Azerbaijan on the final solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

At a press conference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, who is visiting Yerevan, Pashinyan said that the talks should be held under the auspices of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), TASS News reported. Agency.

Co-chaired by Russia, the United States and France, the OSCE Minsk Group was created with the aim of resolving this conflict peacefully. Belarus, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan are part of it.

Meeting with journalists, Pashinyan said that Baku intends to start new military confrontations in that region and on the border, which does not allow the demarcation and demarcation of the binational border to progress.

For its part, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported, on Saturday, about firing at its positions from the Armenian lands along the state border between the two countries, which led to the firing to retaliate.

The shooting took place with light weapons the day before in the Baskarkashar region, and on July 17 this year in the Berdsk region, according to the statement of the military entity.

He also denounced the demobilization of weapons of various calibers against the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the Sadarak region of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The Ministry of Defense warned that no casualties were recorded.

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With a majority population of Armenians, Nagorno-Karabakh has been the epicenter of conflict between the two countries since their separation from the then Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic in 1988.

Hostilities between Yerevan and Baku around this enclave broke out again on September 27, 2020 with many casualties on both sides, even in November the two countries agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

However, there is sporadic exchange of fire between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the area.

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