“Any statement about military support or military activity adds fuel to the fire,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying. Bloomberg, Tuesday (29/9/2020).
He said Russia expected all countries and especially partner countries like Turkey to do everything to persuade the warring parties to stop the violence.
Peskov said the fighting was the subject of in-depth analysis by the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, refusing to comment further on what he said was a very sensitive issue.
This statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded that Armenia end the “occupation” of Nagorno-Karabakh and called for it to leave the region, which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan.(Also read: Erdogan to Armenia: Immediately Leave Nagorno-Karabakh!)
While the previous turmoil lasted only a few days, the scale of the current battle involving tanks, planes and artillery looks bigger than at any time since Russia brokered a 1994 ceasefire to stop a war that killed some 30,000 people and displaced more than one million of them. . The two sides never signed a peace agreement.
The United Nations Security Council will meet in closed sessions to discuss the crisis at the request of European countries, citing unidentified diplomatic officials.(Also read: The Armenian War with Azerbaijan, This Is A Comparison of Its Military Strength)