Russian Foreign Minister calls on all parties to the Naka conflict to stop thinking of confrontation

Moscow, October 19, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on all parties to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh region to stop thinking of confrontation. According to a communique published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the 19th, Lavrov held talks with visiting Secretary General of the European Commission, Robert bridge. At a joint press conference held after the talks, he said that Russia briefed the European Commission on Russia’s position on the nagorna conflict and the measures taken to stabilize the situation. Russia believes that the most important thing at present is for all parties to the Naka conflict to stop thinking of confrontation. Lavrov said that only by stopping the confrontational thinking can the cease-fire be realized in the Naka area and the attack on civilian targets be stopped. The realization of a cease-fire in the Naka region is the main content of the joint statement issued by the presidents of Russia, the United States and France on October 1 on the conflict in the Naka region, and also the main content of the cease-fire agreement reached between Azerbaijan and Armenian under the coordination of Russia on October 10. On September 27, a new round of conflict broke out between Armenian and Azerbaijani in the Naka region. Both sides accused the other party of violating the previous cease-fire agreement and launching a military offensive. On October 10, the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijani and Armenian issued a statement in Moscow, saying that the two countries had reached an agreement on a cease-fire in the Naka region, and all parties agreed to cease fire in the Naka region from 12:00 local time on October 10. However, after the cease-fire agreement came into effect, both sides continued to accuse the other party of violating the agreement and launching attacks. The Naka region is located in the southwest of Azerbaijan and its residents are mostly Armenian. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenian over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive cease-fire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naka issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.