Russia calls for a Ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Both sides have accused each other of violating the terms of a Russian-organized ceasefire and this prompted calls for an end to the 30-year conflict.
Russia has called for restraint from both sides of Azerbaijan and the Armenian conflict after Armenian officials reported Azerbaijan's offensive crushed an Armenian attack near Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict over the specific region has been going on since the 1990s and flared up again in 2020 with a six-week war in which the Azeri military regained territory.
Both sides have accused each other of violating the terms of a Russian-organized ceasefire and this prompted calls for an end to the 30-year conflict. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin Spokesperson, said, "We are watching very closely, we are naturally concerned about the situation worsening. We ask the parties for restraint and most importantly to implement all provisions of the trilateral documents."
The Armenian and Azerbaijan governments have agreed to work on a peace plan after a ceasefire but continue to accuse each other of firing shells every now and then. Dmitry Peskov said there were currently no plans for higher Russian officials to speak to the higher officials of the other countries. More specifically, there are no plans for Vladimir Putin to speak to Ilham Aliyev, his Azeri counterpart, but if needed, the contact can be arranged quickly.