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

    United States are ready to help resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador James Warlick, James Warlick said Saturday.

    BAKU (Sputnik) — Nagorno-Karabakh is the Azerbaijan's Armenian-dominated breakaway region. Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev separately met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, on the margins of the NATO summit in the Polish capital.

    "@JohnKerry spoke with #Sargsyan and #Aliyev about #NKpeace [Nagorno-Karabakh]. All reject war and are committed to negotiations. The US stands ready to help," Warlick wrote in his Twitter.

    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, 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.

    Since 1992, the negotiations on the peaceful settlement of the conflict are taking place within the OSCE Minsk Group. Azerbaijan insists on preserving its territorial integrity, while Armenia claims it protects the interests of the breakaway republic, as Karabakh is not a party to the negotiations.

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


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