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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be settled only via peaceful means –Armenia Foreign Ministry

Yerevan: The military conflict in Azerbaijan’s conflict-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region can be resolved only via peaceful means, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, which, in fact, contradicts with Wednesday remarks of country’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

On Wednesday, Pashinyan said that there was currently no diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis because of the existing differences between Yerevan and Baku.
“Consistently pursuing the position of excluding the military settlement of the conflict, we once again emphasize that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved exclusively by peaceful means, within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship, which holds an international mandate. We call on Azerbaijan and its supporter Turkey not to undermine the efforts of the international community to establish a verifiable ceasefire regime, and not to engage in their traditional policy of blame shifting,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on late Wednesday.

The ministry added that Armenia was supporting the unconditional implementation of the ceasefire agreements reached on October 10 and October 17.

The fighting on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh started on September 27. The sides have accused each other of starting the firing. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on parties to settle the differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.

Yerevan and Baku have signed two ceasefire agreements, but both of them collapsed soon after entering into force. Within the past several days, the Azerbaijani troops managed to make significant achievements on the southern flank.

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