The recent situation at the line of contact is troubling, US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland told a press conference in Yerevan. She voiced hope that “there will be peace on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh within upcoming days.”
“We want peace and direct negotiations. The Minsk Group Co-Chairs spoke about it, and during my meetings with Presidents Aliyev and Sargsyan, I also talked about the need for stopping bloodshed, which is not beneficial to either of parties. I think in terms of this visit, we made progress in both capitals, and there will be peace on the contact line within upcoming days for the benefit of all the servicemen and their families,” said Victoria Nuland.
As for the issue of Azerbaijani saboteurs convinced by the Artsakh court, Victoria Nuland said that what they did was a “horrible crime,” but called upon the competent bodies to “take a humanitarian step”.