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Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia agree: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved peacefully

11.08.2014 11:53

Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed that the renewed violence in Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the South Caucasus should be settled "in a peaceful way." Leaders of the three states held a joint meeting as tensions worsened in the disputed area.

"I am glad to state that the President of Azerbaijan drew attention to the necessity of resolving the problem peacefully, and you have agreed. This is, in fact, most important, because there is no greater tragedy than the death of people," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

President Putin met with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts - Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev ? in his residence in Sochi to discuss the current situation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the South Caucasus.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has also showed eagerness to resolve the conflict through negotiations "in the near future." Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said that settling the conflict is in the interest of the Armenian people and thanked the Azerbaijani president for willingness to resolve the conflict.

Responding to Aliyev's comments on UN resolutions, Sargsyan insisted that Armenia did fulfill demands and used its influence to stop military actions. He stressed that back in 1990s the two sides had agreed that "the conflict has no military solution."