Putin worried over Armenia, Azerbaijan fighting, urges restraint

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said Moscow was worried about fresh clash between ex-soviet countries, Armenia and Azerbaijan, calling on the historic foes to negotiate solutions to their border disputes.

Putin said on Tuesday, that he would want to note that, “Any conflict scenario between countries close to us cause us serious concern. We call on everyone to exercise restraint, strictly observe the ceasefire and firmly follow the tripartite statements of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia,” he added.

Fighting began last week between both countries, leaving more than 200 dead. The worst record since a war between both parties in 2020. The six-week war of 2020, ended with more than 6,500 deaths and a Russian peace deal, with Moscow dispatching thousands of peacekeeping forces.

Putin’s call for peace comes after United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Monday, urged peace between the ex-soviet countries, as he brought together their top diplomats for the first time since the deadly border clashes.

Source: AFP