Conflict in Karabakh must be ended – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov. During the conversation of the ministers, the Russian diplomat expressed concern over the shelling in Karabakh. This is stated in the message of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier, Lavrov discussed the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. Concern was expressed in connection with the ongoing large-scale hostilities on the line of contact of troops in Karabakh, the incoming information about the dead and wounded.
The need for an early ceasefire was also stressed.

“Russia, together with other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, will continue to undertake mediation efforts aimed at stabilizing the situation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in an official statement.

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