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2 April 201616:26

Press release on the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on Nagorno-Karabakh

623-02-04-2016

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The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have issued the following statement on the events surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh:

“Moscow/Washington/Paris, April 2, 2016, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America and Pierre Andrieu of France) are seriously concerned by reports of a large-scale violation of the cease-fire regime on the line of contact in the area of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We resolutely condemn the use of force and express our sympathy for the senseless victims, including among civilians.

“The co-chairs are calling on the parties to cease fire and take all necessary measures to stabilise the situation. We want to reconfirm that there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement of conflicts through negotiations and there are no military solutions.

“The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes that statements by international intermediaries will facilitate stabilisation in the conflict area.”

 

April 2, 2016

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