Russian Foreign Minister calls on both sides of the conflict in Naka to implement the cease-fire agreement

Moscow, October 12, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to strictly implement the Nagorny Karabakh regional cease-fire agreement. Russian media reported on the 12th that Lavrov held talks with Armenian foreign minister mnachakanyan in Moscow on the same day. Lavrov said at the Federation after the talks that Russia hopes that the two sides will strictly implement the decisions reached in the recent talks between the three foreign ministers. Lavrov said that previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin had talked with both sides to discuss the cease-fire verification mechanism in the Naka region. This is also involved in the statement of the talks between the Russian, Arab and Asian foreign ministers. Considering the tension in the Naka region and other issues, it is urgent to develop such a verification mechanism. Russian President’s press secretary Peskov said on the 12th that Russia highly valued the consensus and decision reached in the recent talks between the three foreign ministers. Russia believes that the current important task is to implement the agreement reached at the talks, promote a comprehensive cease-fire in the future and resolve the conflict through political and diplomatic channels. According to a statement issued by the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenian in Moscow on October 10, Azerbaijan and Armenia have reached a cease-fire agreement in the Naka region. All parties agreed to cease fire in the Naka region from 12:00 local time on October 10, and exchange prisoners of war and the remains of the victims under the coordination of the International Committee of the Red Cross. On September 27, a new round of conflict broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenian in the Naka region. Both sides accused the other party of violating the cease-fire agreement and taking the lead in launching military attacks. In recent days, the conflict has caused casualties, including civilians. 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.