Washington is concerned about the movement of Azerbaijani troops, calling them provocative and irresponsible

“Official Washington is closely following the situation on the line of contact after November 2020. The United States is deeply concerned about the movement of Azerbaijani troops. “Exercises այլ Other measures leading to escalation are irresponsible, unnecessarily provocative,” the US State Department said.

During a briefing on Friday, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Jalina Porter, in response to a reporter’s question, also referred to the March 24 telephone conversations between Armenian and Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Ministers Karen Donfried. According to Porter, Donfried “only reaffirmed on March 21 և 22 վարչապետ Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, as well as what President Ilham Ali said to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who called on both sides to show restraint, intensify diplomatic engagement to find common ground.” ». “Armenia’s Azerbaijan should only use direct communication pipes to achieve immediate de-escalation,” Porter added.

At the current stage, the Deputy State Department spokesman responded to the question of the OSCE Minsk Group գործունե the US mediation efforts, in particular, “Given what Russia is doing in the region, do you still consider Russia a partner in peacekeeping activities in the region?” “The United States, as Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, remains deeply committed to working with the parties to reach a lasting political solution to the conflict.”

France, one of the Minsk Group co-chairing countries, has expressed concern over the position of the Azerbaijani army in Nagorno-Karabakh and called for the return of the army to the positions of the day of the trilateral declaration on November 9, 2020.

On March 24, the Azerbaijani armed forces violated the line of contact in the direction of Parukh village in Artsakh. On the same day, the Artsakh Information Headquarters reported that the situation in the direction of Parukh-Khramort settlements in the Askeran region was under the control of the Russian peacekeeping troops. According to the Artsakh Defense Army, there are victims and wounded on both sides. The Azerbaijani side remains in the positions occupied on March 24, negotiations on their return to their starting positions continue, official Yerevan and Stepanakert expect that the Russian peacekeepers will take measures in that direction.
Nevertheless, the Artsakh Defense Army reported today that the situation in the area has worsened again, the Azeris are trying to ensure progress, and the Defense Army units are taking adequate actions.

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