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    The leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan will exchange opinions on the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis in Saint Petersburg.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on June 20 on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Tuesday.

    "Trilateral talks on Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement between Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents are planned for June 20 in St. Petersburg. Putin is expected to hold separate meetings with Aliyev and Sargsyan before trilateral discussions," Ushakov told reporters.

    The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, populated mostly by ethnic Armenians, proclaimed its independence from Azerbaijan in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1992–1994, during a military conflict with the self-proclaimed republic supported by Armenia, Azerbaijan lost control over the region.

    The conflict escalated in April, with Armenia and Azerbaijan accusing each other of provocations and attacks. On April 5, Baku and Yerevan signed a ceasefire in Moscow following Russian mediation.

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


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