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MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Moscow calls on Baku and Yerevan to demonstrate restraint and to resume negotiations, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
"What is happening now confirms our thesis that it is especially important to demonstrate restraint and move toward restoring stability now," Zakharova said. "It is necessary to resume the negotiations process for long-term settlement," she added.
"The priority task now is to calm the situation, to prevent another bloodshed and launch negotiations process," she noted.
On Saturday, April 2, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh rapidly deteriorated when the parties to the Karabakh conflict accused each other of violating truce along the front line. The claims came from defense authorities of Armenia and of Azerbaijan.
On April 5 Azerbaijan’s Chief of Staff Col. Gen. Nadjmeddin Sadykov and his Armenian counterpart Col. Gen. Yury Khachaturov in Moscow with Russia’s mediation. At the talks the sides reached an agreement on cessation of hostilities at the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces. On the same day, the defense ministries of the two countries announced that the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh would start at 12am local time.