BAKU (Sputnik) – The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States, has been attempting to resolve the conflict since 1992. Azerbaijan insists on preserving its territorial integrity, Armenia protects the interests of the breakaway republic, as Karabakh is not a party to the negotiations.
“After events happened this April the troubled situation on the line of Armenia-Azerbaijan’s standoff has not significantly changed. Neither meetings of the countries’ presidents, nor the mediatory activities of the OSCE Minsk Group gave proper results,” Mehdiyev said in the article published by the Azertag news agency.
Mehdiyev pointed out that most authoritative international organizations and some prominent politicians were taking part in solving the Karabakh issue.
“But noone can guarantee that the ceasefire regime in Nagorno-Karabakh will end with just peace in the foreseeable future.”
Azerbaijan's Armenian-dominated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed its independence in 1991. After the military conflict ended in 1994, Azerbaijan lost control over the region. Violence erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh on April 2, 2016 and led to multiple casualties. The parties to the conflict signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire on April 5, but mutual accusations have not stopped so far.