BOCHAROV RUCHEY (SOCHI), August 9 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow does not exclude the possibility of holding a three-party meeting between the presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Kremlin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday.
“We do not exclude that the three-party meeting will be held tomorrow [Sunday] afternoon,” Peskov told journalists.
The spokesman added that the three country leaders were expected to attend a sambo competition in Sochi.
Earlier on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held separate talks with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Commenting on the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region, Peskov noted that all parties were deeply concerned about it.
“All parties express concerns regarding the increasing tensions, in connection with the incidents that have taken place over the past days and have led to numerous casualties. The situation is indeed turbulent and unstable. the efforts are being taken now in order to reverse it, to prevent this situation from turning into what we discussed,” Peskov said.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the subject of an unresolved dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia, left some 30,000 people dead in the 1990s. A ceasefire was agreed on in 1994, but a permanent peace deal still has not been signed.
Tensions along the contact line of Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijan have been running high over the past few days. The ceasefire regime in the region has been violated several times, leading to casualties.