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US Department of State: Conflict in Karabakh cannot be solved through force

09:33, 04 December 2020
US Department of State: Conflict in Karabakh cannot be solved through force Photo: MOD Russia/Global Look Press

The United States proceeds from the premise that a military settlement of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is impossible. Washington called on Baku and Yerevan to resume negotiations with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, US First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said as he spoke at a meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers Council.


We call on Armenia and Azerbaijan governments to resume their work with the Minsk Group co-chairs to achieve a long-term and peaceful settlement of the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. This dispute cannot be resolved on the battlefield, TASS quotes Biegun.

On November 10, the leaders of Russia and Azerbaijan, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, adopted a joint statement on ending the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the terms of the document, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places. The parties started exchanging prisoners of war and bodies of the dead. Russia deployed its peacekeepers along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Armenian opposition does not plan to denounce the agreement on Karabakh.