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Russia urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to end ‘bloodshed’ in Karabakh, pursue diplomacy

Azerbaijan rejects Armenia peace talks planned in US

Russia on Tuesday urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to “end bloodshed” and pursue peace talks, after Baku launched “anti-terror operations” in the disputed Armenian-majority region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“The Russian side urges an end to the bloodshed… and a return to a peaceful settlement,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. She said “all steps for a peaceful solution are spelled out in (Moscow-brokered) agreements signed between 2020 and 2022.

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