Us presidential candidate from the Democratic party Joe Biden called on the parties to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to cease fire and resume negotiations. The corresponding statement is published on its official website.
The politician expressed concern about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. In his opinion, the outbreak of violence may escalate into a larger regional conflict, and therefore third countries in the region should remain on the sidelines. The US must insist on increasing the number of observers along the contact line, and the Minsk group mediators must seek de-escalation.
The US must review its aid programs to ensure that no weapons can be used for offensive purposes. Biden spoke about Moscow’s role in the conflict: Washington should call on Russia to “stop cynical arms deliveries to both sides.”
The new escalation of the conflict between the two countries became known on the morning of September 27. Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged mutual accusations of escalating the conflict.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, populated mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, and war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed a Protocol of truce with the mediation of Russia. Periodically, military operations resume.