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9/27, 1:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia, EU call for stop to Caucasus clashes

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Minister Sergey Lavrov "expressed serious concern" about this morning's clashes between the Armenian and Azeri forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Speaking by phone to his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Lavrov stressed that an "early" ceasefire is necessary.

European Council's President Charles Michel also called for an urgent stop to the military conflict and noted that "an immediate return to negotiations, without preconditions, is the only way forward."

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's ally Turkey accused Armenia of being responsible for the escalation of the conflict, describing it as an "obstacle to peace and stability in the Caucasus."

Breaking the News / MS