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Kremlin Works on Bringing Armenia, Azerbaijan to Table

Tue 19 Sep 2023 | 10:32 PM
Rana Atef

Russia is working on bringing Armenia, and Azerbaijan to the negotiation table once again over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

A few hours ago, Azerbaijan launched a new military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, almost after three years of the war against Armenia over the disputed region.

A short video of the attack showed the aftermath of shelling in residential areas. Another video posted by Azerbaijan’s military showed the destruction of an Armenian military radar station in the region.

The Kremlin commented that it was concerned over the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented: "The main thing is to prevent human casualties. We see that there are these kinds of victims. And the main thing is to convince Yerevan and Baku to come to the negotiating table."

Armenian Political expert Tigran Grigoryan expressed: “After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Moscow has not been able to fulfill its obligations and now it has adopted some of the positions of the Azerbaijani side of the conflict."

“Russia and Azerbaijan appear to have closer relations now than Armenia and Russia,” Grigoryan told The Moscow Times. 

“Relations between Yerevan and Moscow have been deteriorating for a while now.”

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged Russia and the United Nations to take action after the latest military fights.

Pashinyan said: "First of all, Russia must take steps and, secondly, we expect the UN Security Council to also take steps."