Russia has called on the parties to the Karabakh conflict to demonstrate restraint and avoid actions that would lead to escalation.
“The situation in the Karabakh conflict zone remains unstable. The escalation at the beginning of the year was followed by relative standstill in the second half of February. The representatives of the parties accepted it during the monitoring of the line of contact conducted by the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk on February 20,” official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs Alexander Lukashevich told a briefing.
“However, the data received on the early days of March testify to a recurrent escalation of the ceasefire violations, which, unfortunately, resulted in casualties,” Lukashevich said.
“Yesterday Andrzej Kasprzyk held a monitoring at the line of contact. A corresponding report will be prepared. I think more detailed information about the state of affairs can be received from the participants of the monitoring,” he added.
“We called on the parties to show restraint and avoid actions that could lead to the growth of tension, to remain committed to the peaceful resolution of the conflict as declared at the Sochi Summit on August 10, 2014,” Lukashevich said.