The US has responded to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan by calling for an immediate cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is stated in a statement by the us state Department, RIA Novosti reports.
Washington expressed concern over the escalation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The US state Department noted that the participation of third countries will only increase tensions in the region.
Armenia declared martial law and General mobilization
The state Department called on Yerevan and Baku to abandon bellicose rhetoric and actions that could worsen the situation. In addition, the United States is ready to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan in resolving the situation.
Earlier, UN chief Antonio Guterres called on both sides to immediately end hostilities and return to peace talks. In addition, Guterres condemns the use of force and regrets the casualties among the populations of both countries. He noted that he intends to contact Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
On the morning of September 27, it became known about the aggravation of the situation in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Yerevan and Baku blame each other for the escalation. Mobilization has been declared in Armenia, and the authorities of the disputed region report the deaths of Armenian soldiers and civilians.
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.