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Parliament condemns Azerbaijan and Turkey over Naborno-Karabakh conflict

The House of Representatives on Friday approved a resolution condemning the violation of the ceasefire by Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

During the plenary session it was agreed that Azerbaijan’s violation of the Minsk Process, which spearheaded the efforts by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict, has led to illegal military operations with many victims among the population.

The House has also openly condemned Turkey for apparently getting involved in the conflict by siding with Azerbaijan and expressed concern in case the clash leads to a wider conflict with tragic consequences for peace and security.

Finally, it called on both sides to immediately cease all hostilities, which violate the Geneva Convention and return to the positions they held before the ceasefire was violated.

Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces fought new clashes on Friday as Russia prepared to host talks with the warring sides’ foreign ministers on ending the deadliest battles in the South Caucasus for more than 25 years.

Russia’s foreign ministry was quoted by RIA news agency as saying Armenia and Azerbaijan had accepted the offer of talks after the Kremlin invited their foreign ministers to the Russian capital on Friday.

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