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    Burning Embers: Nagorno-Karabakh Tensions Heat Up (191)

    An intensive phase of Russia-mediated negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region may begin in the coming days, Ali Hasanov, the national adviser to the Azerbaijani president, said Monday.

    BAKU (Sputnik) — Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians. It was at the heart of an Azeri-Armenian war in the late 1980s and early 1990s that ended in a Russia-mediated ceasefire in 1994.

    "The initiative came from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He appealed to the presidents of both countries [Azerbaijan and Armenia], and, accordingly, the negotiation process is now being prepared. It is possible that an intensive phase of the negotiations will begin in the coming days," Xazar television channel quoted Hasanov as saying.

    Burning Embers: Nagorno-Karabakh Tensions Heat Up (191)


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