The Russian Foreign Minister held a telephone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The parties confirmed the need to fulfill the Moscow agreements. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Open clashes resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in a television address accused Yerevan of shelling settlements and positions of the Azerbaijani army in various directions. He added that the provocations of Armenia have been regular in recent years.
The current stage of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been dragging on for three decades. Following the results of the 1992-1994 Karabakh war, about 20% of the Azerbaijani territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is under occupation. At the same time, there are also Armenian soldiers on a rotational basis. Yerevan does not officially recognize it, but it does not hide it either.
The international community determines the ownership of these lands to Azerbaijan and stands for the further continuation of the negotiation process and against any attempts to resolve the territorial dispute by force. Baku and Yerevan have repeatedly stated their readiness to find a compromise solution, however, a number of fundamental contradictions actually keep the conflict frozen.