YEREVAN, Oct 2 – Novosti. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan discussed on Sunday issues related to the Karabakh settlement and Armenian-Azerbaijani relations with the American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, State Department senior adviser on negotiations in the Caucasus Philip Reeker, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported .
“During the meeting, the interlocutors touched upon a number of issues relating to regional security and stability, exchanged views on Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem,” the Foreign Ministry website says.
It is noted that Mirzoyan “presented the details of the recent military aggression of Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia, emphasizing the importance of international partners taking clear steps to eliminate its consequences and prevent new aggressions, including the introduction of international mechanisms.”
“Regarding the war crimes committed by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces with particular cruelty, video recordings of which are widely distributed by the Azerbaijani side on social networks, Mirzoyan stressed that the Armenian side will make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the press service said.
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On the night of September 13, hostilities broke out on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the parties accused each other of starting the escalation. Yerevan stated that the Azerbaijani military fired at the border territories of Armenia – Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, Syunik regions (connects Armenia with Iran ) using artillery and drones. These territories have nothing to do with Karabakh. Baku stated that the Armenian military fired at the positions of the Azerbaijani troops on the border, there was a clash . The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry accused Armenia of intending to disrupt the peace process. Both sides reported casualties among their military.
By morning, the parties agreed on a ceasefire. As the head of the international committee of the Federation Council Grigory Karasin told Novosti , a truce on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan was achieved thanks to the efforts of Russia – including after the conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the work of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Collective Security Council of the CSTO reached an agreement to send a mission to Armenia headed by the organization’s Secretary General Stanislav Zas.